Mar. 1, 2012 3:53 pm
Updated: Mar. 7, 2012 6:46 pm
The 2 Yutes! Whats a Yute?
This past week I had a birthday! to be honest I was extremely depressed the whole day. No matter what or who I spoke to I couldn't break the depression.
But the 2 Yutes in question brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my heart as well as face. They prepared a…
I come from a family of cooks who's two main ingredients are little of this and a little of that. The problem with old family recipes is no one in my family ever wrote a recipe down except for an occasional baking recipe. I am cooking ever since I was a child. I started out with simple dishes. Like Pasta Piselli (Peas And Macaroni) and friends started asking me how I made things. Like my mentors I just always did a little of this and a little of that. Then I decided to start writing down the recopies. I find writing down the amount of ingredients difficult since I have always eye balled everything and never measured.
My favorite things to cook
I can't say I have any favorite thing to cook. I just have a love of cooking. But if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be my Sunday meat gravy. It is not a gravy you put on meats but actually a tomato sauce. With meatballs,sausage,pork,beef,home made brazzole and my secrete ingredient lamb shank oop's the secrete is out lol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter cake which I converted into a Italian cheesecake. It's not the traditionally thick and sort of lumpy texture of most ricotta cheese cakes but smooth and creamy.
My cooking triumphs
When someone gave me a 36 pound Blue Hubbard squash. I had a large party coming up and, some of the best cooks I know were coming.I had never even heard of this squash before and wowed them in two different ways. Squash Patties, Mashed Squash.
My cooking tragedies
I made Italian cheesecake to bring to a party and by accident put salt in twice. It was ruined and into the garbage it went.