I grew up in kitchens--my parents own and operate a steakhouse in rural Nebraska. Ironic, then, that I became a vegetarian in 2002! I pride myself, however, in being able to come up with vegetarian dishes that satisfy my non-vegetarian friends and family.
My favorite things to cook
Lately I am attracted to vegan cooking and baking. I love to garden and enjoy using home-grown produce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Old-fashioned Midwestern comfort foods--meatloaf, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, etc.--are a staple in the family in which I grew up. I still enjoy these foods, but have updated them to be meatless while still retaining flavor and texture.
My cooking triumphs
I make a gorgeous stuffed, braided bread. It's a beautiful presentation and it looks so complex, but it's really a cinch. :)
My cooking tragedies
I made breakfast for visiting in-laws, and the scrambled eggs came out... green! How embarrassing!