I am a mother of four children, ages 10-17. I teach Spanish at a small, private college when I am not chasing kids. My hobbies are reading, writing, hiding vegetables in foods my kids' like, cooking, singing, cooking while singing, y hablo español a veces.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and to experiment while baking. I love to find the *best* recipe for a favorite item--like the best brownie recipe ever--and then see how far I can tweek it to make it healthier without losing what makes it great.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have many memories of cooking with my mom and my brother. I want to have the same memories of cooking with my kids. My favorite family cooking traditions revolve around cooking certain foods for certain occasions--ham and cheese grits for Easter; candies and sugar cookies at Christmas; the huge meal at Thanksgiving; corn on the cob in the summer.
My cooking triumphs
Rainbow kettle corn, zucchini in meatloaf, and zucchini in birthday cake.
My cooking tragedies
Kool-aid popcorn--such a great idea with such great potential that turned out to be not edible or pretty.