My Dad was full Italian and my mother was southern, so cooking is in my blood and synomomous with love!
I love allrecipes.com and have found some excellent recipes here!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I also enjoy trying out unusually named recipes! I enjoy making chicken or beef recipes. In addition, soups, stews and casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother on my Dad's side taught me how to make home-made pasta along with the family recipe for the sauce! My Mom would always slow cook creating tender chicken and pot roasts. During the holidays, I always relied on my traditial recipes, but enjoyed trying new side dishes and desserts.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say pie crusts! my cakes turn out pretty good as well! My home-made dinner rolls were always a hit at Thanksgiving! I did throw together some leftovers in a crockpot to make a soup, and it turned out surprisingly well.
My cooking tragedies
It all depends on the recipe. I am the type of cook that follows a recipe to the T. I remember making a buttermilk chicken recipe once and it turned out awful! In addition, I need to practice the art of tempering. I tried unsucessfully to make homemade chocolate pudding. I did not temper the eggs correctly and needless to say the pudding was not smooth!