Once in a while I really like to try new and different recipes. I made spaetzels one day and it was a hit. I cook when I am stressed or if I need to sort out problems. Helps me think.
My favorite things to cook
PASTA. One of my personal favorite is linguine with clam sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being French Canadian, of course our family HAS to master the "tourtiere" (meat pies) and the "sugar" pie. Rots my teeth just thinking of it, oh but sooo worth it.
My cooking triumphs
Baking is a mystery to me. It never seems to turn out but One day I was in the mood to make an apple pie like my mom does it, from scratch. I could never get the dough right, however the stars must have align that January 2000 because I baked that pie and the crust was so flaky and delicious. I'm still to this day trying to replicate that moment. Close, but yet so far :)
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list