Have a family of five and busy schedules. Need to cook quick and easy meals and enjoy cooking the more fussy dinners for the times we can all relax with dinner.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite flavors tend to be middle eastern. I enjoy cooking Mexican as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Christmas Eve, a tourtiere, a French sausage pie.
Easter - my husband cooks leg of lamb
Thanksgiving - homemade pumpkin pie
Valentine's Day - escargot, beef Burgandy, French bread
If I am ambitious on any holiday I will make my grandma's rice and pineapple dessert.
My cooking triumphs
Turkey - haven't had any disasters in 20 years. My parents taught me well!
Cakes - lemon poppy seed is often requested
My cooking tragedies
Turkey cutlets - tried them twice - why are they so thin - overcook so fast it is like trying to chew leather.
Baking in my oven in China. Converting Farenheit to Celcius, small oven size. A challenge. The light is automatically on all the time the oven is on - all the tops of cakes burned. After realizing it - there is aluminum foil to cover halfway through cooking time.