I've been married for 16 years to a wonderful guy and we have two great teenage daughters that keep us VERY busy with their sports & activities. Because we are constantly on the run, sitting together as a family during meals is a priority to us. This website has really helped me keep that little bit of "family-time" during dinner...
My favorite things to cook
When I have the time, I LOVE to have friends & family over so that I can cook for them. ITALIAN is always my first choice!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a very large family and preparing for the Holidays is something I do very early. My mother & I will find a day to go through the holiday recipes (new & old) that we will serve during the Holidays. Then, she & I will take a day to do our holiday baking. She's 81 years young and the best cook I know!
My cooking triumphs
There are several foods that I'm CONSTANLY asked for. The first, my LASAGNA. I've been making this since I was 13 and have perfected it over the years; my husband swears it's the best in the world. The second is my STROMBOLI, which I only make during football/sports parties. The last party we had, I made THREE and it still wasn't enough! Lastly, my VEGGIE PIZZA. The key ingredient for this is Mayonaise (instead of Sour Cream). Every time we have a Party for one of my daughter's soccer teams, I'm always asked to bring this (only now, they have me make two!).
My cooking tragedies
One Christmas I decided to get very brave and make Leg Of Lamb; something I had NEVER made before. After four hours, it was still raw & tasted horrible. That was 13 years ago; maybe I'll try it again some day...