I come from a long line of Italian women who could make ANYTHING taste good.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. I have thee best basic cookie recipe and I just add things to it to change it up. I cook dinner almost everynight, I cook a great steak.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With all the Italian women in my family, you would think I have a list of recipes to use, but I don't. They never wrote anything down. Even when I ask my mother how she does her red sauce, she had difficulty explaining it. No measurements, no times... it's frustrating, but I think that is what's made these women such great cooks... cooking on instinct.
My cooking triumphs
Catering a bridal shower for 40... fresh chicken salad finger sandwiches, cheese course, roasted vegetables... it was fabulous.
My cooking tragedies
Just about EVERYTHING I try for the first time is a tragedy. I guess I have a tempermental oven & a lack of patience. I always learn from my mistakes, so I just accept the fact that my first round will likely not turn out.