I am an unemployed teacher. I dance and teach dance in my spare time. I love to cook. I have been with my boyfriend for 7yrs this November. He loves the fact i know how to cook...i wonder why. My sister is a terrible cook. I try to give lessons to my sister and dance friends when I can. I like looking through magazines and finding new recipes. I usually do not stick to the exact recipe. I learned how to cook by watching my mother. That is where i picked up the bad habit of not measuring out everything i add to my recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Chicken, pork chops, and pastas. I have been trying to branch out, but my boyfriend keeps telling me he would rather chicken dishes everyday. We are not big on steak, but sometimes you need variety. Baking is my second specialty. I love being creative with the desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have many cooking traditions. There is a pork chop with stuffing recipe my mom adapted from my grandmother that is extremely popular. My mom also came up with a bread stick wrapped in bacon recipe. She doesn't make it any more . She said it bothered her that the minute she took it our the oven they would be gone and she didn't get any.
My cooking triumphs
My buffalo chicken dip is extremely popular through out dutchess county. I also adapted a garlic knot recipe and aussie chicken recipe. My homemade watermelon roll is popular with my boyfriends family...and my lemon star cookies.
My cooking tragedies
The first time i made whiskey steak was a disaster and penne al a vodka...bad...I never give up until i get it right.