After nearly 13 years as an Allrecipes member, I am honored and astonished to be chosen as a 2013 member of the ALLRECIPES ALLSTAR BRAND AMBASSADOR program! Now that we're retired, I enjoy cooking so much more than before. No more hurry-up dinners! I just love meals that take all afternoon to simmer away....especially in the colder months. They make the house smell great, and just give me a warm, fuzzy feeling.
My favorite things to cook
Most things Italian, definitely. I could seriously eat pasta every day! But, my meat-loving husband doesn't share that particular passion. We also like Mexican food. Love soups and casseroles, too!
My cooking triumphs
This mistake turned into a fantastic triumph. As a just-married cook, I decided to have a bunch of neighbors over for a roasted turkey, full-out dinner. I stuffed the bird, got it into the roasting pan, and let it go. When it came time to baste it, it just didn't look right. I could NOT figure out what was wrong with it. Finally got out my cookbook looking for a picture, and realized the bird was in the pan upside down. I successfully got it turned over, but, man oh man, that was the most moist turkey breast ever!!! Guess how I make turkey now? :-)
My cooking tragedies
Well, I was making sausage ball appetizers for my then-husband's 40th birthday party. Those things are so hard to mix, I ended up mixing by hand. I always used to wear fake nails. Okokok, you guessed it. I was almost through with the rolling, and discovered my pinkie nail was missing! Had to go through each and every one until I found it to throw it away. Can you imagine someone chomping down on THAT?