I'm educated as a graphic designer/ technical writer. A stay at home mom presently. Love to cook, now I actually have some time to try recipes that I've been putting off.
My favorite things to cook
gourmet - love to 'wow' friends and family. Gourmet is better when it is super easy!
I also make a lot of gluten-free, diabetic items for my brother.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian and Czech foods as I grew up eating them. I am still trying to perfect my grandmother and great-grandmothers' recipes. I am also starting to experiment with making some of these old favorites gluten free.
My cooking triumphs
My grandmother's gnocci. My dad says it tastes just like hers and that's the greatest compliment. Baked a cake from scratch for the first time Jan 31/11 with my 8 year old daughter. Turned out fantastic - the only problem is trying to stop eating it!
My cooking tragedies
Many of my gluten free experiments - mostly the items turn out really heavy and practically inedible, but try, try again!