I am the mother of two and struggle with adapting recipes to our organic lifestyle. I grew up eating a lot of casseroles made with condensed canned soups and I find it difficult to replace these in recipes. However, my husband, the pastry chef with culinary experience, really helps out in that department.
My favorite things to cook
I love to come up with new and tasty one-dish meals that contain at least two different vegetables, as well as the ever-present onions and garlic. I also like to make brownies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Green Bean Casserole and Cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving - no croutons allowed. Homemade Hamburger Pizza - I refuse to eat restaurant hamburger pizza.
My cooking triumphs
I have developed a style of smelling an herb or spice and then adding it as I see fit. It usually turns out with tasty results.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to bake an angel food cake in a regular cake pan - big disaster. I have a habit of scorching the food in the bottom of the pan and having to switch to a new pan - lots more dishes to be done.