Cooking is a passion, never a chore-and lucky to have a husband who, for 31 yrs., loves to eat, appreciates what I make-and never gains a pound! I cook twice a week for another family as well and Ina Garten is my hero. Why? Because she understands that really good food does not have to come from fancy and complicated recipes with alot of exotic ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
Recipes that I create myself, from things I already have on hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, of course! And saving sturdy take out containers all year and sending everyone in the family home with plenty of leftovers!
My cooking triumphs
Figuring out how to salvage a chicken recipe that was oversalted! And creating a perfectly delicious chocolate trifle after a cake did not disengage from the pan properly, by layering cake chunks, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and nuts! A flop turned into a hit!
My cooking tragedies
Learning to NOT use salt until AFTER you've added the capers!!