I'm a married mother of four great kids. I grew up in a family of Southern type cooks, and began cooking with my mother when I was in grade school. I'm currently 39 years old and I live in NE Ohio.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying gourmet dishes, and making elaborate salads, although my family tends to like more traditional dishes. My jambalaya is pretty famous in our family, as is my chili and my pot roast. I love making seafood dishes, and I also like trying new ethnic dishes- especially Indian, Mediterranean and and Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's side of the family is from Tennessee, and they like making Southern type foods. My father's side of the family makes more gourmet dishes, so I've picked up tips and recipes from both.