Busy poet and mother of three. I work part-time and go to school. My children are between 3, 5 and 15. I am also a runner.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti and meatballs. Anything new. Simple is always best. I love to make meals for my friends that showcase their heritage. Or something long lost from someone's childhood.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Kids in the kitchen! I like adopting traditions from other cultures. I have cookbooks from all over the world- Russian, Irish, Polish, Indian and much more. If it is foreign, chances are I'll be experimenting with it. Mexican is part of our culture here in Texas, so we do lots of that.
My cooking triumphs
Meatballs (Norwegian style). Also, my spaghetti is failproof. Stracotto (Italian potroast). Steak. Flourless chocolate cake. Pizza crust/pizza. Empanadas. $20 dollar poundcake.
My cooking tragedies
I once set the kitchen on fire boiling water. I've come a long way. Also, I do not have a good basic biscuit recipe. I've looked, I've tried and I'm not there yet.