Loving food as much as I do makes people assume I know how to cook but I wish I was better: there have been many disasters at my place. But thanks to my college roommate Katy and some other older and newer friends I’ve been learning a lot and eating tasty things on the way.Our pizza making party was a success: 2 kinds of dough made in Katy’s bread maker with lots of healthy toppings and a kale cucumber salad with a dressing made from David’s collection of flavored oils.Marissa and I have been trying to add more veggies to our diets this year.Katy has the techniques down and David has a beautiful convection oven at his place.Golden, crisp and delicious.Next up a Chinese dumpling-making party:7 people can wrap a lot of dumplings and 3 more were happy to help eat them.We panfried some and boiled othersand the Chinese broccoli was easy and yummy with just fresh garlic and hoisin, and Katy cooked it just enough to keep it crisp.And Marissa mixed a dumpling sauce from sesame, soy and chili sauce, mmm….We also had a baking night with pumpkin muffins and cookies. Next time? Korean and scallion pancakes. Can’t wait!