I'm a teacher in the small town I grew up in. I didn't really take an interest in cooking until I met my husband. That old saying that a way to a man's heart is through his stomach was really true in our case!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake! If I could just stay in the kitchen and make pies and cookies all day I'd be happy. Of course, then I have to find people to take the goods off my hands so my husband and I don't eat everything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is from the south, as is my husband's. So all of the dishes that we truly love follow that tradition. I'm trying to branch out and learn some healthier variations, though, because you can't eat deep fried foods every day and not weigh 2,000 pounds.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I baked a pie was what really got me motivated to learn more about cooking. I did it totally on a whim, and when it turned out good, I wanted to learn more.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 17 I decided I was going to make my younger sister's birthday cake. It was horrible! I don't know what I did but it was crunchy and awful. And the sad part is that it was from a store bought mix!