My favorite things to cook
Beef. It goes with everything and trying new spices and flavors to enhance beef is so much fun. Everything from bacon, coffee to cinnamon and wines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Ahhh,the memories of watching the dough rise and the ground walnuts and honey mixture fermenting in bowls at Christmas time are sweet ones for sure. Mom would take the dough and roll and pull it until paper thin. Add the walnut mix and dots of butter and raisans and then roll up the dough into logs. Baking those until golden brown and some of the walnut mixture would ooze out the sides. Potica, the way her mother made, and then her mother in Yogoslavia made. There is nothing like it.
My cooking triumphs
I love bringing the best for pitch ins. Once I used a recipe for turkey from allrecipes.com in the middle of July. Even tho it meant waking up at 3:00 to tuck Tom into the oven, it was great presenting the fall off the bone to the table at work.