I love to cook, improvise on recipes and try new exciting things. Just moved with an ex-chef and becoming a sous chef, am no longer a housewife cook as he put it.
My favorite things to cook
Poultry, beef, pork and certain sweets that I've never tried before. I'm always looking for slow cooker meals, especially now that gas prices are rising and electricity is still cheap.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making tamales, stuffed portobella mushrooms, my grilled turkey breast for Thanksgiving, and have recently added a allrecipes Pumpkin Cheesecake to my Thanksgiving repetoire.
My cooking triumphs
Perfected my mom's tamale recipe. Made braised short ribs/beef bourgignon with my roommate's guidance, it was the best meal I had this year. Better than the braised ribs I had at "Cook" in St. Helena.
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I was in Italy, I tried to make a shrimp with peas pasta meal, have been afraid to try it again ever since. Don't think it helped that I had consumed copious amounts of wine.
Tried making duck for Christmas dinner this past year for BF and myself. I should have made chicken instead. So not worth the price I paid for the duck!