I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband and our golden retriever. I am a fifth grade teacher and use cooking to relax and transition from work/school to home. I enjoy the artistic side and challenge of cooking. My husband loves eating! :)
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy finding new ways to add flavor to meals - marinades, sauces, etc. I also have found I am pretty good at baking. I make a killer cheesecake, key lime pie, and coconut cream pie. I enjoy seeing those I love enjoy food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking and food has never been emphasized in my family. My mom in particular wonders where I got my love for cooking!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking for a party of 35 in our backyard - that is a triumph to me! :)
My cooking tragedies
My husband and I absolutely LOVE Thai food. We have our favorite restaurant of course, and I'm sure we'd eat there every night if possible. Since that is not an option, I have tried to replicate our favorite Thai dishes at home - never good. They always resemble the flavors, but something is always missing. I have given up on making Thai at home...forever!!