My grandmother raised me and she's Ukranian. She is the one who taught me how to cook. She really doesn't measure a lot. She just knows when enough is enough.
My favorite things to cook
coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, horseradish meatballs,spaghetti pie, cookies, cakes, casseroles, crock pot meals,Soups, mac & cheese from scratch! I don't think there's anything I won't try when it comes to the kitchen!
My favorite family cooking traditions
It's really important to taste your food as your cooking it to see if it needs any adjusting because if you don't like it--no one will either. You really don't want one flavor overpowering all the other flavors. You want all the flavors to be represented and mix well together.
My cooking triumphs
I have a recipe for chocolate mice (made from marachino cherries and hershey kisses). Well I took it a step further by making an angel food cake and I put yellow food coloring in it then cut holes in the cake in random areas(to make it look like a wheel of cheese. Then, I put the mice in the holes. It looks really neat!
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I moved in to our house, I made lasagna. I put it in the oven, and somehow the oven lock came on and I could not unlock it. So, I turned the oven off so the lasagna woulden't burn. When the oven cooled down, the lock came undone. Then I finished cooking the lasagna & it still turned out perfect. That was very scary but funny also!