I cook mainly for myself and for guests; like most people here (I'm sure) I cherish my time in the kitchen and I love to see the empty plates coming back in!
My favorite things to cook
I like to make interesting desserts and hearty meals; my favourites are italian and french cuisine. Also, adding alcohol to baking appeals to me :D
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's sweet milk rolls...passed on only within the family.
My cooking triumphs
My home-made italian meatballs in sauce are time consuming but lovely, sure to bring in a crowd. I've spent over 10 years perfecting the recipe, and I'm certain to continue tweaking it for all time.
My cooking tragedies
I used a cheap spring form pan that completely ruined a Christmas cake; accidently added double the salt to oatmeal cookies...so sad. Oh and the first time I tried to make pancakes (I was 14) I melted the plastic spatula to the frying pan, obviously ruining the pancakes, spatula and pan. My dad & I had a good laugh though!!