I'm a very eclectic cook and consumer. I love everything to haute cuisine to Krystals!
My favorite things to cook
Crepes de Veronique, Manicotti with Braciole and Meatballs, Pastitsio, Country Fried Steak with Rice and Milk Gravy, Roast Chicken, Chicken Livers Gourmet, Austrian Almond Buttercream Torte, Caramel Cake....oh....I'm getting hungry
My favorite family cooking traditions
Coastal South Carolina Cuisine from my family and Italian from my In-laws.
My cooking triumphs
The Crepes and The Italian Feast, which was taught to me by my former father-in-law Rocky Petrella.
My cooking tragedies
2 years ago, I lost everything in a fire (not a cooking fire, btw...I wasn't even home). All of my recipes were on my computer. I've managed to duplicate almost everything except my yellow cake and buttercream for the Torte. I never realized I relied so much on those recipes I made so many times!