I prefer to cook homestyle "comfort" foods over gourmet. I enjoy taking a recipe and giving it new flair. Most recipes I have, I have taken old classics and adapted them to be healthy and quick to prepare. While I enjoy cooking, I do not have the time to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen but I want my food to taste like I did:)
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
It was always a given in my family that all of the women knew how to make homeade southern biscuits. I also enjoy the holidays, when my daughters would help me in the kitchen, usually making homeade pies.
My cooking triumphs
Hmmm... everytime my family enjoys something I have prepared. That is one of the best feelings in the world.
My cooking tragedies
When i was very young and first married, I purchased a ham to prepare for Christmas dinner. Since I grew up keeping to the Jewish food laws and customs I knew nothing about cooking pork at all. I purchased a PRESSED ham, made a delicious glaze, and served it. As my husband started to chew he got a funny look on his face...I left the paper on the ham when I cooked it!! After 22 years, I still have not lived that one down!