I grew up cooking with my mom and grandma. The kitchen was always a place of comfort and delight with traditional midwest comfort foods. I try to create that feeling for my own family now, but lean toward more healthy, flavorful, and adventurous dishes. We like to try new flavors, which is why I love this site. There are lots of things here I never would have thought of on my own. I am a nurse by trade, but a cook at heart. My friends and family are constantly telling me I should cater or start up some kind of cooking business, but I'm afraid that would take all the fun out of it. I just love to cook good food and watch people enjoy.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, good meals
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandma's old-fashioned cream pie, dried beef gravy and biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, fudge, round steak with gravy
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Not good with fish