I am a married mom of two wonderfully rowdy and hungry boys. My husband and sons love good food and all have hearty appetites. I love to read and cook. My husband and I are also involved with our sons' little league baseball teams in the spring and summer. When cooking for the family, I look for hearty comfort foods, which are always a big hit at our house. My husband is also a recently-diagnosed diabetic so we also like to eat meditteranean-inspired and other diabetic-friendly foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pastas (especially lasagna), soups, salads, roasts and casseroles. I also really enjoy smoking meats and other foods. Nothing beats a good barbeque!!!! We are also big fans of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for every holiday, for as long as I can remember, my family has gathered for a giant potluck. Everybody brings something different to contribute to the meal. It's a great way for the family to reconnect and enjoy each other's company, not to mention a great opportunity to sample all of the different delicious dishes that everybody brought.
My cooking triumphs
Making a creamy Carbonara without scrambling the eggs!
My cooking tragedies
Soupy fudge. The flavor was good - you just had to spoon it up.