I took a gourmet foods class in high school many years ago, and since then I have harbored a passion for cooking and baking. I adore cooking for my two children and my husband, and can't wait to throw something together and get their honest feedback! I get much pleasure from baking and cooking for others and I thoroughly enjoy making people happy. I love to think up recipes in a pinch, and I will always share!
My favorite things to cook
I adore baking cakes, cookies, and pastries. I love making Italian dishes. I always try to challenge myself with new ingredients, and try to come up with something new, different, and healthy each time I cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother makes a mean turkey meatball and I love to eat them. I hope she will give me the recipe one day! I love baking with my mom, but I haven't done that in years.
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything that I make that brings people joy and a full belly a triumph. If I see constant smiles and empty plates, I have won!
My cooking tragedies
My first time cooking for my boyfriend, now husband. I made him manicotti and I burned it. He ate it while I sat at the table and cried. He still married me, though! I also once tried to make fudge for the first time and mistook the 1/2 tsp of salt for 1/2 tbsp and nearly killed my friend when he tried to eat it!