I was born and raised in Minneapolis. I have lived in MN, MI, WI, IA, NC, SC and FL. I cooked for my family for 40 years. I learned by trial and error and by reading recipes and cookbooks.
My favorite things to cook
One of my most favorite things to cook is soup. There's an endless variety of combinations and flavors. I also now love quick, easy and light dishes and salads and homemade dressings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my favorite family traditions would be appetizers and finger foods on Christmas Eve.
My cooking tragedies
When we first moved to South Carolina, I tried collard greens and blackeyed peas for New Year's Day (a southern tradition). That probably was not my greatest moment.