I live in the midwest but was born in the South, so I have been able to enjoy dishes from both areas. I really like being able to prepare a fabulous meal for the people close to me and being able to sit around the dinner table and enjoy it together.
My favorite things to cook
I love eating healthy but rich-tasting foods, so I experiment a lot with low-fat/low-carb sauces and tend to bake rather than fry. Some of my favorite things to prepare are oven fried chicken, roasted red potatoes, and a delicious salad.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has and always will be the best cook in my eyes. She comes from a tradition of Southern cooks who have passed down recipes from generation to generation, and her food is rich and warm and brings people together.
My cooking triumphs
I like experimenting by making up my own recipes based on ingredients that go well together, and I have actually come up with some pretty tasty dishes!
My cooking tragedies