In a family of seven, I often find myself making some improvised recipes that I'll never be able to make exactly the same again, but they always taste great (according to the 5 and 7 year-old, too!).
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely adore making bread. It's a fascinating art for me (and I like watching Star Trek episodes while the dough rises).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every holiday is a crazy cooking frenzy at our house, however, the best thing that I have ever eaten is my mother's turkey gravy. It's so simple and absolutely savory.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made Philadelphia Stuffed Black Forest Cherry Cupcakes for an international food-fest. They have been a favorite each year since.
My cooking tragedies
Once... I attempted to make authentic croissants. Inspired by eating them in Paris that summer, I found the most genuine recipe I could. I followed every step and worked diligently for the next two days (even with a busy schedule). However, no one had told me there are different kinds of yeast. My tragedy: making almost perfect croissants. I accidentally used brewer's yeast. The poor pastries tasted amazing, but they were bricks.