Former singer, currently stay-at-home wife and mom (and expecting baby #2 in June 2010). Love to cook for friends and family, just wish I had a bigger kitchen!!
My favorite things to cook
Southern food (love my Lady and Sons cookbooks), Fannie Farmer recipes, homemade pizza, homemade guacamole and salsa (esp. one called Salsa de Cilantro and another made from mangos), brownies, zucchini bread, soups, and I'm always trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy (YUM!!!), the best brownies ever (they're from an old edition of Fanny Farmer and are amazing), and great zucchini bread and carrot cake, which I esp. like making for kids.
My cooking triumphs
Brownies and other baked goods, ALWAYS popular and fresh guac and salsa parties; also one Christmas dinner in particular for my parents and husband -- just the four of us -- featuring Omaha steaks and sides I prepared at home. Delicious and so fun!!
My cooking tragedies
LOL luckily haven't had too many, but I do consider it a tragedy that I can't as of yet cook Indian food; I LOVE it, and spend way too much money feeding my addiction (literally) at the local takeout place!!