I have loved to cook since I was a child. I remember begging my mom to let me cook, not because I was hungry so much but because I enjoyed doing it. To this day, is very therapeutic for me, and I especially enjoy cooking for others. I wanted to go to culinary school several years ago, but it wasn't meant to be. I have learned everything that I know from cooking shows, online, and cook books/magazines.
My favorite things to cook
Too many to list.... My style tends to be more Mediterranean overall. My boyfriend is Italian, and his family has taught me a lot of secrets. I love making homemade sauce, letting a Ragu simmer all day, and homemade pasta. I make homemade limonchello, as well as mandarin and melonchello.
Besides Italian, I love to cook just about anything you can name. I grew up in the Centra Coast of California, so Santa Maria style BBQ is hands down the best in my book! I just love to cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad always tended to the BBQ when I was a kid, now that I'm older I have been blessed to learn some of the Italian traditions of my boyfriends family.
My cooking triumphs
Every time something turns out like I want, it's a triumph
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list... Just a few days ago, I was making creamy tomato bisque, and after all the chopping, simmering, and puréeing, the cream separated at the very end!!! It wasn't even expired!!! Arggggg!