Every since I went on a Wine Tasting/Cooking trip to Italy I have loved trying to recreate the dishes I prepared while I was there.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake desserts and try new recipes. I also love to try recipes that use different types of Pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I guess this would be when I was young and my whole family would gather together to make and decorate Christmas cookes, lots and lots of Christmas cookies. Today my kids tell me it isn't Christmas unless I make sugar cookies all decorated with colored icing.
My cooking tragedies
When I was very young I tried to make homemade bread and a tray of cinnimon rolls like my mother used to make. I followed the recipe but used boiling water to dissolve the yeast. Of course that killed the yeast, nothing would rise even after leaving in the oven for hours. I didn't want my father to see all the flour I had wasted when nothing turned out so I told my brother to give the failed bread to the chickens to eat. My brother came back into the house announcing that the bread was so bad even the chickens wouldn't eat it.