My favorite things to cook
I love to cook seafood dishes and anything Italian. I also like to make desserts for parties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is the best cook! Everything she makes, from eggplant parmigiana to roast turkey with stuffing and homemade gravy is the best. She can bake anything, and we hade homemade desserts all the time growing up. It's a miracle that none of us are overweight!
My cooking triumphs
I rarely invent my own recipes, but I am very good at tweaking recipes to make them better. People request my crab dip over and over. I make a very good seafood pasta dish, and everyone loves my pulled pork recipe. I like to take bits and pieces from recipes, add my own twist, and create something different. Anytime my father-in-law asks for a recipe it's my biggest triumph because he was a pro baker and awesome cook!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list! From undercooked stuff to overcooked stuff to stuff that just plain tasted bad!