As with anything - practice makes perfect and this is my philosophy for cooking. I am a a mother, wife and work full-time outside the home - life is busy, but I always find time for my passion...my outlet...cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook almost anything - although baking isn't really a favorite. My mother was an extraordinary cook - she was known for it and my grandfather was a chef, so cooking is in my blood. I wouldn't say there is one thing to cook that is my favorite - but I love a challenge and I like to ensure my children are aware of the diversity the culinary world has to offer. As my nine year old son says..."you eat with your eyes first"
My cooking triumphs
Truthfully, I consider anything that my children will willingly eat as a triumph! We love to entertain, so for me, it is the most satisfying thing to cook a delicious meal for people we care about and have them enjoy it. Good food, good wine and good friends - this is what life is about.
My cooking tragedies
I'm not sure I would call it a tragedy, but we were hosting a family dinner for about a dozen people, I decided to serve "Foolproof Rib Roast" from the Allrecipes library. This recipe requires the standing rib roast to stay in the oven for 4+ hours - without opening the door! I forgot about this small detail until it came time to roast vegetables and bake appetizers and I realized I couldn't use my oven! Needless to say, our neighbor graciously agreed to let us use their oven!