Mostly stay-at-home mom who is never home! Kids' sports ... some charity work ... volunteer at schools and for teams ... in the process of opening coffeeshop in nearby city. Never a dll (or quiet!) moment!
My favorite things to cook
Love to play in the kitchen - guess I never grew up? Experimentation with various ethnic foods is a hobby ... perhaps a talent as well. Don't enjoy baking as much as I used to - main courses much more fun!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Though I think that I am the only Italian girl who doesn't do lasagna, I love doing the traditional Italian fish Christmas eve. I also enjoy trying to recreate the things that I remember from earlier generations, and have spent a lot of time on letters and phone calls and at the computer doing family cookbooks to preserve the recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I have learned to do a killer duck dinner ... triumphs usually involve something that is unusual for the usual family dinner fare.
My cooking tragedies
Spent HOURS perfecting a Chinese New Year's dinner party for family and neighbors ... I thought everything came out great, but the rest acted like I had poisoned them. They expected something more like Chinese takeout! (Grrrr!)