I am a middle school teacher -- married since July 2007 -- and a dog-lover
My favorite things to cook
Koloczcskis, Eclair Cake, Vegetarian Stir Fry (with Seitan), Vegetarian Chili
My favorite family cooking traditions
Polish desserts (from Mom's side of the family), the famous "Eclair Cake" -- it is pronounced "ee-clare" by my mom's side of the family (the Polish side :-), Chili with macaroni noodles and saltines on the side
My cooking triumphs
At my local Morton Grove tavern, my koloczcskis are requested during Christmas-time -- especially the apricot and almond flavored (I prefer the raspberry myself). My Eclair Cake is also requested for birthdays every year.
My cooking tragedies
Well, since I come from Polish and German meat-eaters, my family doesn't really like my vegetarian cuisine. The important thing is that my husband and my veggie-loving friends dig my v. cuisine.