2013: I became a vegan earlier this year, and found I love to cook, bake, and menu plan.
2007: I'm retiring my can opener to learn how to cook from scratch. My husband (a chef) and our son are both excited: "no more veggie Hamburger Helper!".
My favorite things to cook
2013: fresh, filling, healthy vegan meals and the occasional sweet treats
2007: Anything really. Also to perfect my Louisiana cuisine cooking, from gumbo & red beans and rice to turtle cookies & bread pudding.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking great food and sitting around the table talking during dinner.
My cooking triumphs
2013: cooking healthy vegan meals for my family most days of the week
2007: I baked homemade king cakes for this past Mardi Gras - that's my greatest triumph yet!
My cooking tragedies
2007: I quickly learned the properties of yeast when I added boiling water and waited several hours for the dough to rise...