As a teacher, I bring a LOT of work home. So, I love simple slow-cooker recipes and marinades (a lot of flavor, with minimal time commitment.) However, when I have the time, I LOVE to try and invent new recipes, especially Italian dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Any kind of Italian dish!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Polish grandma always makes fish and homemade pierogies for Christmas-yum!
My cooking triumphs
When I offered to make a few dishes for Thanksgiving 2004, my grandma and father said, "Sure." I think they perceived me as having little to no cooking skills. When they tried the dishes I made, I could see they realized that I could actually cook.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 14, I decided to make minestrone soup (one of my favorites.) For some inexplicable reason, when I looked at the recipe, my eyes read "1 tsp," but my brain processed "1 cup" of basil. Needless to say, it was the foulest minestrone ever made.