I am a lifetime cook. I attended Le Cordon Bleu in Tokyo for 2 years and I have been cooking since I was 10 and I will be 51 in December 09. I am currently the Republican nominee for US Congress for the 12th Illinois Congressional district. Visit me at www.voteforteri2010.com and find out how the campaign is going!
My favorite things to cook
I cook anything, but I love to make appetizers. I love sampling other people's cooking and I write restaurant reviews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My sisters and I divide the holidays, mine is New Year's Day. It used to be Christmas Eve but was just too busy with work and I make a huge football food and dessert buffet on Jan 1st for the family!
My cooking triumphs
My BBQ sauce and liqueur cakes sell very well and I have catered many events where people loved the food. My husband is a horribly finicky eater and a diabetic on top of it so anytime I make something he enjoys, it's a personal triumph because he hates EVERYTHING!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had a cooking tragedy lately although I go ballistic when I have a cake stick to my silicone pans that NOTHING is supposed to stick to, even when I spray them with PAM. It's enraging when you pay so much money for something that is supposed to be non-stick and it isn't!!