I live in southern VA with my husband. We both have lots of hobbies and are trying to eat better and healthier as we head towards middle age (eek!).
My favorite things to cook
I love making comfort foods, like soups and casseroles, but I try to slim them down a little bit. I also love to bake cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved baking sugar cookies for Halloween and Christmas as a child. We used Charlie Brown cookie cutters and the recipe from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made shrimp scampi, it tasted better than anything I've ever eaten at a seafood restaurant. I was very impressed with myself.
My cooking tragedies
I threw an angel food cake out the window of my parents' kitchen as a teenager. It turned out so horribly, and I was so irritated, I didn't want anyone to see it.