I write a weekly recipe column for a local newspaper, work at a bookstore in the summer and substitute teach during the school year. I'm married, have four children (one from Tanzania, Africa) and two grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
Lots of fresh veggies, fruits, seafood. I garden and love to use fresh herbs in my cooking. Anything with chocolate is high on my list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We live on the lake, and grilling and eating out on the deck are always special. Love to bake, particularly during the holiday with kids and grandsons.
My cooking triumphs
Baking bread from scratch; recreating one of my favorite Italian dishes; making really great homemade raspberry ice cream; anything cooked with my grandsons' help.
My cooking tragedies
There are many :)