My favorite things to cook
Salmon, sauteed veggies, cookies, breads, gourmet pizzas, and new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, my mother would always make triple batches of her Chocolate chip cookies. These would be delivered to neighbors, coworkers, teachers etc... Around christmastime, our house always had freshly made cookies piled sky-high on the dining room table waiting to be packaged up and tied with a bow. It took a while but I have mastered the recipe. My brother will always say that moms are way better than mine, but she still lets him sneak bites of the dough.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 16 I attempted to make a seafood sauce for pasta. Making a roux was involved, and it wasn't thickening. So being a bit impatient, I kept adding flour and then more flour. I added it all to angel hair pasta and it became the consistency of play-dough. My family always reminds me of that "cream of c&@p" recipe. That was 16 years ago and I will never live it down.