I am a physicist who works as an engineer. I am vegetarian. Before I had kids, I enjoyed cooking elaborate meals-after the fourth child, I gave up on fancy and I'm happy if people don't complain. My husband also does alot of cooking, but doesn't cater to everyone as much.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake bread. I love to make Christmas cookies and soups. I suppose I'm into comfort foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone in the family likes something different. We have one son who is vegan, I am vegetarian and the rest are omnivores. We have a hard time finding anything everyone will eat so we make mix and match dinners.
My cooking triumphs
Following the Gourmet Magazine Thanksgiving for vegetarians and also making a turkey and having it all go well and be enjoyed by well-behaved kids.
My cooking tragedies
The vegan pumpkin pie last year-never again...we make raspberry crisp or something that tastes less different that expected when made vegan.