Love to cook, drink wine and of course the occasional dirty martini! Pretty hectic life, kids off in different directions, husband travels frequently, I have a fairly demanding job, so cooking is definitely my way of relaxing. At the end of the day, love to pour a glass of wine, and cook a great dinner. LOVE TO BAKE!
My favorite things to cook
Soups, anything Italian, love to try new recipes. (Total cookbook, cooking magazine junkie!) Love to make cheesecake, but don't make it too frequently as I have been known to eat it for breakfast.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anytime we are all in the kitchen together. Our daughter is off at college, out of state, so when she comes home we love to cook together. My mother is an amazing cook, and has taught me so much, we are always together during the holidays, drinking wine (sense a theme?) and cooking together. Every Christmas, my husband and I have a huge crew of family and friends over for Fried Turkey, everyone brings their favorite dish, usually a family recipe. It's a great day of terrific food and wonderful memories.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I try something new and my family gamely digs in...
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list, but each one is a learning experience! The dog eating the Easter Ham probably ranks up there...