I have been cooking since I was twelve years old and continue my passion for cooking to this day.
I remember sitting in the kitchen watching, helping, and learning from my Italian Grandmother, who was from Pescara/Abruzzo, Italy, prepare a variety of Italian dishes and learning old-style Italian cooking.
I love to experiment with standard recipes and using different spices or ingredients to essentially create a new recipe. Likewise, I rarely follow a recipe to the letter having learned how to approximate ingredients or sometimes by altering ingredients to please my family's tastes; I also enjoy creating my own recipes from scratch.
I love getting my grandchildren involved in cooking with me; hoping they will remember the fun times and carry-on family traditions.
I have entered several cooking contests, had recipes published in local publications, and have cooked for many family events, including wedding receptions, various other types of parties, as well as fund-raising ev
My favorite things to cook
Desserts would have to be my favorite things to cook, in addition to family meals. I also love cooking real old-style Italian dishes, from meatballs and spaghetti sauce, cannolis, pizzelles, Italian holiday cookies, cheese cake and numerous other dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian dishes and desserts are among my most favorite cooking traditions, carrying on the traditions from various family favorites.
My cooking triumphs
I do not consider any of my cooking to be of a triumphant nature, but rather just having recipes turn out the way I want.
My cooking tragedies
I have yet to manage to make the perfect souffle