Married with two kids, two dogs, three cats. Happiest when cooking or reading. Update: Lost my son and then my father five weeks later in 2009. Always depressed now. Recently lost my oldest dog in November 2011.
My favorite things to cook
I love pasta and Italian favorites, casseroles, crockpot and bread machine recipes. Mexican food is also delicious and I've been doing my share of experimenting. I'm not a big meat eater but my husband likes it. I could live on appetizers, especially dips. I like to bake cakes, cookies, muffins, pie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm very close to my parents and my only sister and her family. We always eat together on major holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Baked ziti, meatballs, chicken parm, meatloaf, pot roast, mashed potatoes, salsa, artichoke dip, carrot cake, cheesecake, cookies.
My cooking tragedies
I was sauteing fresh green beans one day and accidentally grabbed cinnamon instead of paprika....they weren't that bad surprisingly. I ruined corned beef and cabbage one year. I forgot to put sugar in brownies before.