I love to cook! Now that my family is grown & gone, I am enjoying branching out to new recipes and cooking experiences.
My favorite things to cook
I love dinner parties, where I do the main dish & drinks and the guests all bring something to add. I find that this encourages me to entertain more often, as the load of the entire affair is spread amoung the guests. I also find that they enjoy this, as it gives them a chance to "show off" their favorite family recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving; King Crab legs & various other seafood for Christmas; Oyster Stew for Christmas Eve; German Apple Pancakes for Birthday Breakfasts.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking class in Italy, which we brought home to Friends & Family in the states -- authentic Italian Ragu with hand-rolled "Picci" (Tuscany); Itanlian Sausage, and yes, for sure, authentic Italian Tiramisu'!
My cooking tragedies
None I'm willing to talk about!