2nd generation Italian and remember how important food was to my grandparents and parents. The day is encircled in what we will eat.
My favorite things to cook
I admire Lidia Bastianich and have all of her cookbooks. There has never been a bad recipe yet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My kids are grown and enjoy cooking as well. As a working mother for many years, cooking after work became a fun time we spent together. My grand daughter is following in that tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving Turkey. I have searched for the perfect combination of different recipes and have come up with the best combination for the perfect turkey. Also, Meatballs is a family tradition and in this house they are a favorite.
My cooking tragedies
Grape Jelly. Had an old fashioned grape vine years ago. My jelly was more like juice. Found out later that jelly is best made on a sunny day.