I love to cook. My friends and me meet each Friday for our weekly get together. Every third week if's my turn to prepare dinner and I love experimenting on them with new recipes I have found on this site or various magazines.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make cheesecakes and casseroles. I also enjoy trying to come up with new and interesting things to cook on BBQs when I go camping
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a Sicilian family (on my mother's side) so every holiday was a big event. Whether it wash helping Grandmother baking, following my Grandfather's advice making sausage or Mom's roasting a prime rib roast. I learned a lot
My cooking triumphs
Cooking Christmas dinner for my Mom before she passed away and her telling all what a great job I did. It was the ultimate compliment!
My cooking tragedies
There was two: The first I followed a recipe on a box of pasta and served it to my friends camping. It was sooo bad, we threw it out and ate hotdogs instead. The second was I was making cookies with my sister and I came across an unmarked container I thought was sugar. I took a spoonful in front of my Sis to prove it was sugar. "WRONG", it was salt! I choked and sputtered as I ran to the sink to wash it out and all I heard was Sis rolling on the floor laughing!