Growing up all my mom let me do in the kitchen was dishes and baking. Today I still hate doing dishes but still enjoy baking. I am still learning how to do a little of this and a little of that and voila a good dish! I usually follow recipes to the letter but my boyfriend is teaching me to use them more as a guide. I'm enjoying cooking more and more.
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna, cream pies (I get rave reviews on these at carry-ins), pasta dishes, quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
Making my own marianra sauce.
My cooking tragedies
I made chicken catattori (?sp) and made a second batch, which I burnt while we ate the first batch because I thought I had turned the heat down but didn't.