I am a 28 year old blessed wife and mother to three wonderful little boys. I have been married since May 2003 and God has given me the most wonderful husband, one who has gotten used to me trying out new and crazy recipes on him! My sons Christopher (6), Jesse (3 and a half), and Asher (4 months) don't have a very sophisticated palate yet, ;) but I have hope for them!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that will really bowl people over. I'm Italian, and I love to watch people eat and enjoy a good meal. Coming back for seconds is the best compliment, and I will cook anything to achieve that! I am really into fish lately, and finding the best, most interesting recipes for that. I also love a good slow cooker recipe. Even though my job is at home, its so wonderful to have a meal preparing itself all day in the crockpot! And the smells! MMMMmmm
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love when my side of the family does the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. We don't always get the chance to so its a special treat when we do. Also, I have the recipe for gravy (or as Americans know it, spaghetti sauce) that my mother taught me, which her mother taught her, etc. And I hope to pass the generations-old recipe onto my daughters....if I ever have any ;)
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I try a new recipe and my husband loves it and wants me to keep it in the recipe box is a triumph for me! I also catered my middle son's first birthday party for about 75 people. it was a lot of work, but a lot of fun!
My cooking tragedies
The worst I can think of is when my husband and I were dating, and I liked cooking to impress him. He grew up in a meat and potatoes family, and I was trying to turn him on to fish. I made tilapia the way a greek woman showed me how - at least, how I thought she showed me. When it came out of the oven, the fish and potatoes were still submerged beneath an inch of olive oil! Still in that awkward dating phase, I still served it and he managed to eat it. Now we laugh about it, but to this day the thought of that oily fish dinner turns his stomach!