Ever since I was a kid,I enjoyed cooking. I started cooking family dinners in middle school and never stopped. Lucky for me, my husband loves to eat, and isn't very picky, so I can have alot of fun!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking almost anything, but I definately have some preferences. I love making anything italian, and I look for main dish recipes with homemade sauces, reductions and such. The easier it is, the better, but I will take more time if it is for a special meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For holidays, my family always makes all of my Italian favorites, potato croquettes, rice balls, canneloni and almond tarts and other pastries for dessert.
My cooking triumphs
I get rave reviews whenever I make my pork tenderloin medallions with dijon tarragon sauce, and my chinese char sui is also very popular. I'm not as great at baking, but I decided to make a traditional Sicilian Cassata cake for my mother's birthday, and she loved it! She said it was just like the way they made them when she was a kid.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to get very creative one day and make potato crusted red snapper served over a fava bean cream and asparagus. When I was done, it looked nothing like it was supposed to. I had used every pot/pan I owned, the kitchen was a mess, and the potatoes never did stick to the snapper and ended up being somewhat like potato chips! Everything tasted OK, but it was very dissapointing after all of the time I had spent!!