I am a mother of four, and also an artist and a teacher in Charleston, WV. My husband, Mike, is also a teacher.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment, so by the time I would write something in here, I would have a new favorite thing to cook. If I eat something and like it, chances are, I'm going to try to figure out how to cook it -- everything from ethnic foods to old family favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love traditional Mexican cooking. I love all the work that goes into it. Each dish is truly a work of art.
My cooking triumphs
I was asked to bring a meat dish to a cookout so I brought Indonesian Chicken Satay (from this website) to the party. I made the traditional peanut sauce but also made a variety of other dipping sauces to choose from. It was such a hit, I ran out and had to make more.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make hot pepper relish using some peppers my Mother-in-law gave me from her garden. The end result was something like napalm. The peppers were so hot, there was enough oil in the steam in the air that it burned my nose and eyes. Disaster!!!