I love food. Especially filet mignon and fried chicken, but since I'm getting older and know better, I've for the most part quit eating beef. Unfortunately, my menu is limited to turkey and chicken, so I'm on here to find new ways to make them tasteful and different, by dressing them in different ways for the weekly menu.
I avoid gluten, MSG, wheat, trans fats, so that pretty much effectively eliminates most of what I ate up until grad school.
My favorite things to cook
I recently discovered lasagna - one of my favorite dishes, but seemingly so daunting I chickened out from making it all these years. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, zucchini bread, chicken noodle soup, chicken Marsala... the list goes on. The list of things I like to EAT is even longer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving - I'm in charge of making most of the side dishes.
My cooking triumphs
Everything I touch is a triumph. I can make it rain in here.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make ladyfingers using a ziplock bag to pipette the filling, instead of a pastry bag.