Born and raised in Buffalo, NY and lover of all things edible. I moved to New York City a year ago to pursue an acting career. Being on my own for the first time in my life has made me truly discover a love of cooking. It keeps me (and my hungry room mates) happy.
My favorite things to cook
Sloppy joe, anything with chicken breasts, stir fry
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a family where food and meal times were very important. We almost always ate as a family, and our meals, while not fancy or gourmet, were home made nonetheless. I'd have to say Christmas at my grandparents' house would be my favorite tradition, even though I never did the cooking, just the eating. But there was a shmorgasboard on her dining room table that included shrimp and cocktail sauce, bread dip, Swedish meatballs, fondue, home made cookies and chocolates, bacon wrapped olives and water chestnuts, and an array of raw veggies and dip. There isn't another time of year that I leave someplace as full and happy as I do on Christmas day.
My cooking triumphs
My practically world famous sloppy joe recipe, penne ala vodka, beer and coffee chili, stuffed chicken rolls, goulash ala Campbell's
My cooking tragedies