My favorite things to cook
Pizza. Stroganoff. Beef and broccoli stir fry. Mushroom pot roast.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and I started cooking Friday night pizza when I was just out of diapers. I've been working on it ever since and have mastered my regular crust. Now it's on to deep dish and thin crust. We still try to make it every time I'm in town.
My cooking triumphs
Apparently, my pizza is better than any gourmet pizza any of my friends have ever had. It's been called a $30 dollar pizza.
A few years ago, I survived a neighborhood Iron Chef! With such random ingredients as cranberries and lemons, my spicy cranberry corn relish was a weak entry but my angelic cranberry compote with candied lemon sauce took the cake!
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make a skillet casserole with onion, mushroom, sausage and eggs. Something went wrong and it all went to the trash in the end. Also, my tofu stirfry was a bloody shambles.