I am recently married and I live in Southern New Jersey. I work really long hours as a pharmacist at a retail pharmacy, so it is really hard for me to find time to cook. When I do cook however, I want excellent, restaurant quality recipes!! (I generally only try 5 stars!) I also like trying something new every time I cook, whether it just be one dish or the entire meal.
My favorite things to cook
Asian food, Casseroles, Pasta!!!!!! Anything with Southern influence. I have an obsession with starches. Most of my meals have to include rice, pasta, or potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
While I was growing up, about once a week my family would get together for dumplings and butterbeans with a side of cornbread. My grandmother was the best cook. Her specialty was Southern food and I can still smell her kitchen as the food was being prepared.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
I spent one day cooking Guiness stew in a slow-cooker only to have it coming out with ZERO flavor at all!!! My family was looking forward to that meal and it was such a disappointment. (The meat was really tender though.) Followed the recipe exactly and I still don't know what happened. Guess it was just a bad recipe.