I learned how to cook by watching and helping my Mother who's parents immigrated from Hungary. My friends laugh when I say I can't cook from a box; I only know how to cook from scratch. During my 15 years of marriage, I have never cooked the same meal in a month's time.
My favorite things to cook
Csirke Paprikas with nokedli dumplings, cabbage rolls, soups, chili, roasts, desserts, especially pastries and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas is a big baking time. I attempt at least three types of cookies/pastries per weekend.
My cooking triumphs
Baking an authentic 15 layer Dobos Torte
My cooking tragedies
An apple bread that the recipe said to use two loaf pans. I should have used three pans because the breads sunk and were gooey in the middle.