I'm a wife and mother of three young boys with another on the way. We enjoy healthy, fresh, organic foods and using them in traditional recipes!
My favorite things to cook
Meals that can be put together in one pot or dish to cook, bake, or simmer, filling the kitchen with the scent of warmth and spice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking includes German, Puerto Rican, Ukrainian, and Moroccan family cooking traditions! We love to mix together our heritage cooking with fresh produce from the garden and healthy flavor.
I started cooking at age 3, standing on a stool next to my German grandmother. She always spoke half-German, half-English as we cooked and never told me exact measurements. We baked lots of things apples and berries from the garden from apple cakes to raspberry pancakes.
My cooking triumphs
I use a traditional Moroccan pottery tagine pot from Marrakech to make all kids of non-Moroccan foods, even some German casseroles and to cook baked beans while camping over open coals. It's a versatile piece to my kitchen!
My cooking tragedies
Early in my cooking experiences I once tried to impress my family with homemade brownies but I forgot to put in the egg and ended up with a black, rock hard tray sitting on the back porch and a very smoky kitchen.