One of my greatest pleasures is sharing a meal with family and friends new & old.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort dishes: cheese strata, pasta with sausage and veggies, leek & potato soup. Of course cooking ANYTHING over an open flame is fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving: de-boned turkey breast stuffed with pecans, feta cheese, spinach, and raisins. Wrapped up in a pound of bacon, then glazed with apricot jam. Heaven!
My cooking triumphs
I made 20 large blueberry tarts in one day when I worked in a restaurant. I got pretty good by the time I made the last one!
My cooking tragedies
I was draining a pot of pasta while preparing dinner for friends who were visiting, and overshot the colander. The pasta went straight into the disposal. I haven't lived that one down.