I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and moved to Lincolnshire in England 3 years ago. Food has always been an important part of my life--a lot of my memories involve what I was eating at the time of a given event, and the other details can get pretty fuzzy!
My favorite things to cook
I have a huge sweet tooth, so I love baking--especially cakes and cookies. I also love Italian and Mexican food, which we have at least once a week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking with my mom and brother was always a ton of fun. As a budding cook in my early teens, I used to make a simple but delicious lasagna for my family, and that's when I discovered how much I loved being able to give people good-tasting food.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first (and only, so far) solo Thanksgiving dinner the year I moved to the UK, and it was wonderful to share the occasion and the food with my husband and his family.
My cooking tragedies
Fortunately, I haven't really had any "tragedies." Sometimes things don't turn out quite right, but I don't let it get me down. The worst thing I've made was a pathetic attempt at corn bread for Thanksgiving, but using polenta. Big mistake!