My favorite things to cook
Soups, stews - I love stirring and blending flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Year's Day Buffet
My cooking triumphs
In high school 2 friends and I made a fabulous french "cake" from scratch - it was custard-filled cream puffs, topped with chocolate glaze, then piled into a pyramid and drizzled with more chocolate glaze - we decorated it with edible flowers from her garden. It was a "Welcome Home" cake for her parents, and it looked and tasted amazing.
My cooking tragedies
Gateau au Chocolat a la Pierre. Intended to be a sponge cake, it never rose because we misunderstood the directions (yes, in french).