While I've returned to my home town of Philadelphia, PA, I've lived in the mid-west, southern USA and traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta!! The combination of ingredients is endless and limited only by your imagination.
I also love combining fresh fruits and vegies into salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas wouldn't be the same without cookies. I usually bake dozens, crowned by our family recipe for Apricot Kolachy.
My cooking triumphs
Taking my standard recipes that my family loves and making them lighter and heathlier.
It takes quite sometime to get a respectful substitution (people who say you can't taste the difference may not be as discriminating) but you can make a tasty, lower fat version and still have dishes you love.
My cooking tragedies
A key lime pie I forgot to cook.
Adding 2 qts of water to a dish that called for 2 cups. I cooked it for almost 2 hours and it never reduced :)