Family of four, oldest is off to college, youngest is 14. While we scatter about during the day, we have dinner together 97% of the time.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a sucker for a good sauce. I prefer to saute, deglaze and whip up something great.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone stays out of the kitchen until I call. Then, the table gets set, the wine gets uncorked, and we're ready to go.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I tried a Bearnaise sauce. When I figured out how to grill the perfect steak, and no mom, it's not well-done.
My cooking tragedies
Shepherd's Pie, my first year of marriage. Turned out to be greasy ground beef, with flavorless mashed potatoes. Haven't tried again.