I am 44 and recently separated I have two beautiful, little girls who are my life. I live in a small Wisconsin town where life is peaceful and I can find any cheese I like!
My favorite things to cook
I love soups and hot, specialty sandwiches. I love baking breads, cookies and making homemade pizza and pasta. I do love recipes where you can throw everything into one pot or casserole dish and get a sumptuous meal. Fancy finger foods are not me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is part Hispanic and part Middle Eastern so those influences run in my cooking. Italian, Asian and Mexican are favorites but I do throw in some Greek (my kids love my Spanakopita.)
My cooking triumphs
I've recently started canning and preserving on my own which my wonderful Mother-in-law has taught me. Cooking triumphs? Cooking more and more like my Mom who I miss very much (she passed away in 2005.) Now if I could learn to make my mother-in-law's German Potato Salad.... Yum!
My cooking tragedies
Um...there have been a few but usually nothing that can't be fixed. I think I botched up my first few tries at homemade flour tortillas. They looked like shoe soles but didn't taste bad. I'm also awful with pie crusts! Thank goodness for Pillsbury!