My favorite things to cook
I'm Italian..so I like to cook Italian,
however being a baby boomer(late 50's)
I don't do calamari,eels or other out of the ordinariy main courses.
My favorite family cooking traditions
About once a month when I was growing up mom would make pizza dough and would call us kids in the kitchen to decorate the pizzas. Dad's would have anchovies, I leaned to pepperoni and sausage, my youngest sister just wanted cheese (yawn).
My cooking tragedies
I had been married for about 4 years, and I made a cake for a church potluck dinner. I went to get dressed and came back just in time to see my youngest push the cake toward the edge of the table. I managed to save it but my layer cake was a little lop-sided. I straightened it as best I could and frosted over the young handprints, and quietly brought my cake to the back of the dessert table at church. It still was well recieved, so I only brought home 2 slices.