I was born in Shreveport, LA in an Army hospital. I have only visited there a couple of times during my adulthood. I've lived in Germany twice and in HI for 3 years in my preteens. I was raised on good ole southern cooking. My family raised gardens where ever we could. I am married to a Hispanic man and have learned a great deal of cooking hipanic foods. I love to cook anything though.
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican food as well as other cuisines. The flavors of foods from other cultures fascinates me. I have recently learned that spinach is a common food staple for India so now I am searching for recipes from there. I love pasta, beans, and soups mainly. But I will try to cook any culture style food that is affordable from my local grocery.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Dinner and 4th of July BBQs. Southern foods are so versatile, spicy and quantitative. I have so much fun cooking for crowds.
My cooking triumphs
Anything I've made up and can't repeat. Italian has always worked well for me. So has Mexican cooking.
My cooking tragedies
I have trouble with pie crusts and homemade tortillas. I give up. A good tortilla is the house brand from my favorite grocery store here in TX.