I'm a 55 year old widow with two grown daughters and two grandsons. They love my cooking and it is my desire impart my knowledge in cooking to my girls because it is very gratifying when people compliment your style and expertise. I have learned everything through trial and error and watching other people.
I am now a 58 yr. old widow. I have a new granddaughter...Eden, born 1 Dec. 2012
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Italian. I used to work in "Little Italy" in Baltimore and I learned alot from the chefs there. My favorite is Satimbocca. It literally means "jump in the mouth". It is delicious. It can be done with either veal or chicken. The secret is the Marsala wine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother couldn't cook, so when I learned how at about 14 years of age, my family asked me to take over that job. It has never been a chore for me, I enjoy it so much.
My cooking triumphs
I used to entertain when my husband was in the Army...he was an officer, and he was judged by my ability to cook a good meal and arrange a dinner. I loved it, and feel that I was good at it.
My cooking tragedies
I've been fortunate and don't recall any real disasters, but my family is forgiving and always compliment my meals even when I know they aren't that good