I love to cook and share good food with friends and family! My husband of 40 years had a heart attack, so I have to self-sacrifice by eating all the fries and side dishes that land on his plate in restaurants, so he can get healthy!
My favorite things to cook
I try to use very little processed food. Most things are from scratch but take less than 30 minutes in preparation time. Some favorites are stuffed cabbage, eggplant lasagna, appetizers, spaghetti sauce - and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to continue my European food traditions with a healthy more updated flair!
My cooking triumphs
My daughter was moving out of town and asked if I could help her cook a dinner at my home for a few friends. Our budget including paper goods was $100. The day before hosting this dinner my daughter updated her RSVPs to 75 guests. We threw together pasta with poached salmon, vegetarian and chicken wraps, salads, appetizer dips and desserts. 76 hungry people arrived!! We survived and everyone seemed to enjoy the food!
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married (I was very young), I had never cooked. I thought you needed to boil cubed potatoes for 3 to 4 hours. My pot caught on fire, pot holders caught on fire and I almost burned down our apartment!!!