I've been cooking since I was big enough to stand on a chair and help (almost 60 years). I love my grandmother and mothers recipes, but I love to read lots of cookbooks and come up with something all my own. I see cooking as an art.
My favorite things to cook
I love to use herbs and spices. I experiment with different sauces and like to use wine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmothers were both great cooks, my MaMa made comfort foods and my Nonnie made more exotic dishes. I love to make both. My Mother was the most hands on with my 3 brothers(who all cook)and me. She taught me how to cook on a budget and how to always find something to make out of what's on hand.