I'm a newly-wed that enjoys spening as much time as I can in the kitchen! I like to tell people that's how I 'caught' my husband ;) I love having BIG sunday dinners with lots of friends and family over.. but since we're still in an apartment, I can only have at max 10 people :( I'm soo looking forward to the day where I have a house with a big kitchen *crossing fingers* and LOTS of room to invite as many people as I can over for dinner!
My favorite things to cook
I love making traditional Italian American dishes (coming from an italian background).. but I also enjoy making total comfort food!! There's basically nothing that I mind cooking... what can I say, I'm a foodie! I also enjoy baking tremendously, but I haven't been lately b/c I'm trying to lose weight :/
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think I'm one of the only people that I know that totally loves eating meatloaf... this is because of my Irish mother's awesome meatloaf recipe that even my meatloaf-hating husband likes! My italian father did most of the cooking in the house, so I grew up eating pasta almost every day.. I love making a big pot of homemade gravy with hot/sweet sausage, meatballs and whatever else I can cram into the pot!
My cooking triumphs
I'm famous for my gravy, penne with vodka sauce and Risotto! I'm just starting to experiment with Indian dishes and some Asian stuff.... I'm not at the expert level here yet.. but I'm still learning! I'm one of those cooks that likes to open up the fridge and see what I can come up with... experimentation is the name of the game!!
My cooking tragedies
I've really had more baking tragedies than cooking... its something about all of that measuring.. But everyone makes mistakes.... I try to forget about most of them ;) There was the first time I made fried chicken for company and it wasn't cooked all the way... yeah, I'll never hear the end of that one :v/