I am an experimenter, I have never met a recipe I didn't mess with.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new things so I am constantly experimenting with new ingredients and recipes looking for the next big YUM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
There are certain things that just say home to me that are lost on others like my grandmother's Lane Cake & Apricot Nectar Cake or my mom's Zuccini Cassarole and Chicken Picnic Pockets. Even something as simple as a big mess of greens warms my heart.
My cooking triumphs
I once prepared several trays of finger food for my husband to take to an office party and everyone was asking where he had purchased it so they could go there next time because they just loved it. My other favorite is when I got into sugar sculpting. I made a standing crescent moon cake stand in my tiny apartment kitchen for my mother-in-law's birthday a couple of years ago. Anytime I can successfully spoof something I had out somewhere is fun. But really anytime I cook for my family and they rave about it, that's the best.
My cooking tragedies
I don't really have too many total tragedies.