I live in Virginia with my husband and son. I am a voracious reader and like to take long walks. I was introduced to cooking by my grandmother and it became a passion since then. I started cooking since I was 13 and never looked back.
My favorite things to cook
I am all for quick to make recipes, with common ingredients. I like to try out challenging recipes to test my culinary skills. I like to cook spicy dishes for my family (they are all big fans of spicy food).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I frequently make Hyderabadi Biryani for my family and we like to enjoy it over our favorite movies. My step daughter and mother in law come over for dinner on saturdays and we like to cook huge family dinner with various requests from every family member.
My cooking triumphs
I am "bake challenged" as my friends call me. But this year I made a pineapple cake for my step daughter's birthday. Everyone raved about it and I already have requests for that cake for every birthday.
My cooking tragedies
One day I decided I want to make chocolate cake from scratch. Well, that day I knew I had a tremendous talent to make a chocolate cake that tastes so bad, you never want to eat chocolate anymore.