I'm a Corporate Mom who truly loves to cook. Some people unwind with a good book or a hot bubble bath...I cook. I love to see the excitement on my friends and family's faces when they see the presentation of my food and the initial reaction to the taste of my food as well. I cater small parties in my spare time and have always received raved reviews and many referrals.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that will present beautifully. Cakes, nice cuts of meat, special chicken or fish dishes and especially appetizers. I'm a whiz when it comes to appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres. The smaller and more detailed the tasty morsel can be, the better. I also have a reputation for my homemade Italian Meat Stromboli and Tiramisu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm Portuguese and grew up in New England so I have a love Portuguese foods and seafood. I host an Open House event every New Years day (that is a carried on tradition from my parents) and although I now reside in North Carolina, I always created dishes from my childhood that bring me back to New England and the Portuguese community that I grew up in. Of course, I always have a few Southern items as well!
My cooking triumphs
I have (2) major cooking Triumphs. (1)My best friends (and next door neighbors) are the pickiest eaters I know. Anytime I make something new and they like it, I consider it a triumph! (2) This year I perfected Chicken soup sounds simple, but to get the perfect blend of seasoning is no easy task, especially without using a soup starter! I'm still trying to perfect the classic cannoli shell. Hopefully, I will be able to my list that triumph some day soon.
My cooking tragedies
I make the worst pancakes on the face of the planet! I keep trying, but they are just terrible!