Cooking is my hobby. You would think it's my profession. Had the best cooks in the WORLD - my grandmother and mother (and some help from some famous books such as Julia Child, Dean and Deluca, On Cooking/Baking, Joy of Cooking, Silver Palate, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Jacques Pepin).
My favorite things to cook
Cioppino, salads (tons!!!), pasta e fagioli soup, forest mushroom soup, wedding soup, chicken pot pie, lasagne, Mediterranean shrimp, crab cakes. I can smoke (meats), roast, simmer, grill, braise, flambee, sear, plate, marinade with the best of them!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
Making toffee that doesn't separate.
My cooking tragedies
Toffee that separated more times than I can count.