I'm a busy working mom with a young son and a wonderful husband (that also likes to cook). I love surfing for new recipes and love reading dish reviews.
My favorite things to cook
chicken piccata; chicken parmesan; BBQ marinated lamb; chicken stew with white beans; oatmeal chocolate chip cookies; apple coffee cake; biscotti; granola; Portuguese seafood stew.
My favorite family cooking traditions
roasting pumpkin seeds after carving Halloween pumpkins; making homemade pizza and watching a family movie; making cookies with my son.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a challenge posed by a (then) boyfriend where we both made the same dish (a seafood stew) and had a neighbour take a 'blind' taste test of each dish and declare which one was better. The triumph was that it was before I started to learn how to cook! Lesson? Never underestimate simple flavours and good ingredients (nor the ulterior motives of soon-to-be ex boyfriends : )
My cooking tragedies
All things with yeast - I am yeast challenged.