A "retired" interior designer who is now a homemaker. We currently live in the Midwest. I admit I do miss the southern California culture of "adventuresome" eating and unique and diverse restaurants. For example, it's hard to find a sushi bar in the small towns 'round here! :)
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake cakes, pies, cookies, bars and bread. I'm interested in learning more about Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine and healthy dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mexican food! Especially around the holidays when my mom, sisters and I make homemade tamales. Though I was raised eating plenty of American cuisine (i.e. meat and potatoes); Mexican food is a favorite; along with Italian, Asian and now Middle Eastern cuisine (though I'm still new to this food style).
My cooking triumphs
Cakes, pies and other baked goods; cassaroles, homemade soups, unique salads and a few Asian and Mediterranean dishes.
My cooking tragedies
Souffles and a couple of seafood dishes.