Cooking is therapeutic for me. I feel in love with it as a young girl, as both of my parents are excellent home cooks.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that connects me to home, a memory, or a feeling I had. I love my assortment of crock pots. I love anything Italian - anything with a noodle. I grew up in the Midwest so anything cooked in beer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are beginning to cook together and it is fun to trade recipes.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that my family and friends enjoy is a triumph. I recently made a bruschetta. A friend said they paid a lot for bruschetta at a restaurant and mine was better.
My cooking tragedies
As a home cook with no professional training, there are a lot of tragedies. Things burn, don't come together right, I have turned rice to a ball of starch. ha ha you just push on and order a pizza!