I've been teaching for about 7 years now, as a career change and I love it. I teach 5th grade - math and language arts. I've actually taught Cooking with Math in a summer program. The kids - and I - had a ball!
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake. I love to use herbs that I've grown in my herb garden. I am from New England and tend to cook down home "Swamp Yankee" favorites like Corn Chowder, Shephard's pie and Yankee Pot Roast. Not exactly calorie concious - but they sure warm you up on a cold day!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmmm..well, mom is Irish/French so there was not a lot of history of using spices there - other than salt & pepper. But after an Italian roommate and then an Italian/French husband - garlic and other spices/herbs are now my friends!
My cooking triumphs
I recently completed course 2 of the Wilton Cake Decorating classes and am looking forward to course 3. It's hard work but it looks so nice when you finish!
My cooking tragedies
Many, many, many...! BUT - practice makes perfect!