I've been cooking since I was a teenager. I loved to cook whenever my parents went out. Now that I am older, I love to try new recipes for my family, but truth be told I have learned alot about cooking from my husband and he has learned alot about baking from me. We compliment eachother and thats something I am glad the kids get a chance to see, both parents working together even in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I am a chocolatier as a hobby so I am always looking for new truffle recipes or chocolate recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Seafood always on New Years Eve...lobster especially.
My mom would make a big dinner on Sunday and we would have the leftovers every tuesday.
My love for chocolate actually started at christmas time when my mom and I would make chocolates for gifts. I have come along way since then!
The best family tradition is not to cut the skin off a turkey on thanksgiving or christmas but rather peel it off in large pieces so we can savor the delicious flavor.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering how to temper chocolate.
I also have discovered a pastry recipe that my husband just absolutely is crazy for. I can not buy store bought or he wont eat it!
My cooking tragedies
I was making stuffed bell peppers when I was a young bride and I was having my brother in law and wife over for dinner.
I followed the recipe but did not use instant rice so we ended up having crunchy stuffed peppers.