I started with Jiffy mixes as a kid and have been cooking and baking ever since.
I'll try something over and over until I get it just right. Once I find a recipe I love, I stick with it.
Cooking and baking are in my genes...lucky for me, both sides!
I would rather watch cooking shows than anything else on TV.
I enjoy reading cook books from cover to cover.
Julia Child is my hero.
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean, healthy, anything with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
I try to copy dishes we love at our favorite restaurants at home and from our travels.I will try anything once.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional holiday desserts, hey someone needs to keep it alive!
Struffoli, crostoli, that Grandma used to make.
Irish soda bread.
My cooking triumphs
Boneless rib eye roast - Seriously intimidated before I had tried it. It's a classic in our home now!
Spicy beef noodle soup.
Quick and easy marinara.
Fried zucchini blossoms.
Cassoulet...I finally did it!
My cooking tragedies
My first steak - in a microwave. I was 16 and hungry after I got home from school that day. My parents just installed our first microwave. I thought I knew everything. Boy, was I wrong!