Younger than the sun and a little bit older than my teeth, I enjoy thirteen grandchildren, seven great grands, and cooking for and with all of them.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Italian, Italian anything and everything, especially zeppole for the entire family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up loving my grandmother's kitchen: the smells, tastes, the sounds of laughter. We never sat on the plastic covered living room furniture, but always around the kitchen table learning all about loving through cooking big family meals. My favorite legacy.
My cooking triumphs
Making Aunt Mary's famous cheesecakes: she may have given the family recipe to other members but so far I am the only one who can replicate it. I claim it is because she liked me best.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to mention because I also love experimenting. With successes, family ask me to make it anytime; with tragedies, when asked how soon I should make it again, they tell me "no rush". Diplomatic, eh?