Newly married, setting up house, and working hard at honing my green thumb! My husband loves to eat, I love to cook, and the dog thinks the kitchen is her domain. Silly dog!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and experimenting with low-fat ingredients. I'm big into whole wheat flour at the moment, and substituting yogurt for oil and butter. I enjoy stir-fry, grilling, and scaling back recipes to serve just two. Cooking for a crowd is always a welcomed challenge!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sugar cookie decorating at Christmas with my family; mom's date nut bread for Thanksgiving; chicken wings on New Year's; and BBQ ribs on my birthday
My cooking triumphs
In my book, a triumph is anytime someone asks me for the recipe to one of the dishes I've made! I love gathering recipes and experimenting with recipes of my own. I just like being in the kitchen... :o)
My cooking tragedies
I set out to bake an anniversary cake for my parents when I was in junior high. I've never been a fan of doing dishes, so to save myself some pan scrubbing I poured a two-layer cake's worth of batter into a single 8"x2" round pan. Needless to say, the batter expanded up and over the sides of the pan and all over the electric heating element. What a mess!