Born in the United states, I've lived many places as the daughter of the Air Force. I discovered truth and happiness within Islam and met my husband a few months later. My life has always revolved around my family and always will. There is no greater joy than sharing life with loved ones.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking all kinds of breads and crackers. I like to cook soup, and everything else. I love trying new recipes and creating my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is making strawberry jam every March. We go out to the strawberry fields and pick only the best and most delicious looking berries. Then, we go jam them to last the rest of the year. It takes all day to pick, clean, cut, cook, bottle, and then clean up the mess afterwards; but, it's worth every minute of quality family time spent together to get the job done.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is from the middle east, and before we were married I'd rarely eaten anything from that region, let alone cook it. If I can conquer or create a middle eastern recipe and get a thumbs up from him, I consider it an acomplishment. I'm getting better with every meal, but I am still amazed at how much salt is called for in these recipes.
My cooking tragedies
I was making a soup and it needed to simmer for a while, so I went around doing things in the house. Later, I smelt something aweful. Running to the kitchen, I found that all the soup had burned. I've never been able to live that one down.