I am a busy wife and mom-to-be. I also work full time, so I adore quick and healthy dinner ideas. When I have extra time, I love trying new recipes, especially ethnic dishes. With a new baby on the way, I've also started to search for make-ahead and freezable meals.
My favorite things to cook
My signature dish is chicken Parmesan, and I love making it with homemade marinara sauce. It's a dish that I have experimented with a lot and have learned to cook really well.
I also love making curry chicken and trying variations from different regions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My extended family is large enough that cooking for everyone is a real undertaking. So Thanksgiving is the only holiday where a full hot meal is actually made. And for as long as I can remember, my mom has made the pies - both pumpkin and apple. I still love helping to peel the apples, competing to see who can get the longest, unbroken peel!
My cooking triumphs
I have finally figured out how to make gravy and sauces!
My cooking tragedies
My recipe for brushetta requires that I toast the bread under the broiler before topping with the tomato mixture. But about 90% of the time, I get distracted and end up having to scrape off the burnt edges of the bread. :(