I'm a formulator, love to put things together -- cooking, aromatherapy products, music, words, jewelry, etc.
My favorite things to cook
Love cooking with my Italian roots. Homemade ravioli is incredible, and much easier than one would think.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always remember my Uncle Ciccio cooking up quick pastas and sauces after a long "card night."
My cooking triumphs
I created my own suped up version of pasta fagiole and it put me in the top ten for a Food and Wine Magazine Contest. I recently won a monthly prize for my "Tomato Parfait" creation for the Florida Tomato Board, and also was a semifinalist (top 22) in Dave's Gourmet Million Dollar Sauce Contest.
My cooking tragedies
Burned pizza. It's what happens when you are not paying attention. (See the photo upload).