I love to be in the kitchen cooking up any kind of great food that my 2 kids and fiance will love! Homemade is always better!!! I look for simple recipes to cook during the week, but when I am home on the weekends, i'll spend all day in the kitchen if I can! Allrecipes has made cooking and baking a hobby for me and I am always looking for new recipes to try.
My favorite things to cook
Dinners of any kind, and desserts for after dinner.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies and Cheesecakes! My Nana (little Italian woman) used to sell her cheesecakes to resturants! It runs in the family, but i'm still learning. LOTS and LOTS of Christmas cookies!!!!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking Christmas dinner for 15 people! Everything turned out great from the dips(hot & cold) and appetizers to the sides and main courses (ham, turkey and crab cakes)! Major accomplishment! Also~ Shark birthday cake for my son! It was alot of fun to make and even better to watch his face when we brought it into the room! Creativity is key!
My cooking tragedies
Making steak for the fist time! I am not a steak eater, therefore the thought of eating a steak with red or pink meat inside really turned my stomach. Upon cooking my first steak for my family (many years ago) I cooked the steak until it was WELL done, like a piece of card board! They could hardly cut it with a knife, let alone chew it up to eat it! I've learned over the years and now broil an awesome steak (so my family says) that is juicy and pink inside. Live and learn :)