Love to cook, share, have fun and experiment with food for family and friends. A meal together is a wonderful way to get to know someone better, unwind together or just kick back and enjoy the company at the table.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food is my favorite to cook but Asian and Mexican are close seconds. I tend to stick to the same favorite recipes and cook on special occasions so I am always looking for a new recipe to try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father did most of the cooking, which was good but my mother taught me a few things...Italian Gravy, my love for stuffed cabbages, and macaroni salad!
My cooking triumphs
Braciole w/homemade gravy. YUM!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make stuffed cabbage was from a co-workers recipe and she did not specify to par-boil the cabbage FIRST. So with every cabbage leaf I pulled from the head I was left with a small piece of cabbage ripped from the cabbage head. I could not figure out what was wrong! So frustrated and near tears, I gave up and ate the ground beef and rice by itself. When I went to work the following Monday my co-worker had a good chuckle over my story. I did not attempt it again for 2 more years but did achieve a successful dish that day.