I'm a mom of three and like to cook for our family and for friends. I love bike riding and kayaking and reading with the kids. I take about 100 pictures a day -- nah, probably a week.
My favorite things to cook
I love things that turn out great but don't take all day to make, I love to make things that are aesthetically pleasing. I love to make vegetables fun. The shredded brussel sprouts on this site were a fantastic find -- the teachers at Teachers Appreciation all wanted the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandfather is Spanish, I wish I had more of his recipes. I do have an original gazpacho recipe (which does NOT include tomato juice, thank you very much), and my grandmother (from the other side) is Mexican, so I make killer enchiladas.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make something new and it rocks.
My cooking tragedies
The first 20 times I tried to make grandpa's gazpacho. And I almost always burn the last batch of cookies I bake.