I live in central PA. I've been in the kitchen since I was about 13, and grew up working in restaurants - everything from dishwasher & bus girl, to server, cashier, line cook and chef! Mostly, I love to cook for my family and friends - there's nothing quite like hearing how much they love your food!
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything in the slowcooker, but especially pizza chili! I also love wings, strombolis, and trying new marinades and sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have a lot of family cooking traditions, just that I do Thanksgiving dinner!
My cooking triumphs
I don't know that I've done anything particularly triumphant - but I love to feed people by the dozen and can usually pull it off.
My cooking tragedies
Banana bread! I don't care what recipe I use, it's never moist enough or with enough banana flavor - still looking for that perfect recipe.