Part time college student and babysitter, full time mother of the Little Chef. (He's not much help around the kitchen, but he likes to watch.) Married to the Finicky Italian. He's not much help around the kitchen either - at least when it comes to cleaning up after himself.
My favorite things to cook
Right now I'm doing a lot of experimenting with meringue cookies - they're inexpensive and seem simple, but it's proving surprisingly hard to get them right.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family? Cooking? Traditions?
Seriously, my mother and grandmothers are all good cooks . . . all of them cook nutritious, well balanced meals. I've learned that a few simple ingredients are often all it takes to create something delicious.
My cooking triumphs
I love baking bread. And I make a mean meat sauce.
My cooking tragedies
The time I made bread and muffins . . . and forgot the oven was on the "broil" setting. And there have been numerous meringue debacles . . . notably involving a double boiler.