Married father of twins (who are chef's in Las Vegas). Cooking has been a hobby and passion since I was very young. It is also very relaxing and peaceful. It helps me regain my balance.
My favorite things to cook
Lamb, ribs, chicken, seafood (anytype),Asparagus, green peas, beans, carrots, "soups" bean, lentil, seafood chowders, roasted chicken tortellini.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being in the kitchen with my sons when they come home, laughing and joking while preparing a meal for family and friends.
My cooking triumphs
Roasted Chicken tortellini soup. At work we use to have cooking contests, and submit a copy of our recipe. These were put into a small booklet, sold, and the money was donated to a charity. This recipe was in there, and I changed it by using a roasted chicken and the pan drippings for a base. Everyone loves it.
My cooking tragedies
Tried to change a lemon custard pie by using fresh orange juice, it never did set.