My favorite things to cook
Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Simple recipes and methods. Lots of spices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making our own cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. White fruitcake at Christmas. And Sunday breakfasts of turkey bacon fried rice.
My cooking triumphs
I've long been afraid to make meringues, but on my very first attempt, they turned out beautifully.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make naan, but didn't read the part about letting the dough rise for 30 minutes. My "naan" was rock-hard, and my dog buried it in the backyard.