Born in Chicago, grew up in NJ, moved to New Berlin, NY in 2001. For 10 years, I've been a pharmaceutical microbiology lab tech, and some chemistry. Email me with A/R in the subject line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My favorite things to cook
Love to experiment in the kitchen, using my imagination with recipes as templates, cooking with what's in the pantry. Favorites are anything savory, love chicken, love fresh ginger. I try to stick close to lower carb, high fiber--sadly the husband and I like carbs...such is life! Love, love baking bread, but fresh warm bread and butter...so good yet so bad.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my family of origin, Mom was a fantastic cook. I learned from her to make a great corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker.
Also learned buttercream frosting, love it to this day but have moved to carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting to reduce sugar intake a bit.
My cooking triumphs
Finally feel proud of my cooking almost every day, biggest triumph has been asking for and finding countless cooking tips at AR and other places online. From a family of lovable know-it-alls, asking was difficult - in the beginning!
My cooking tragedies
Way, way overcooked an expensive roast beef, ended up using it for beef stock! Made a very mealy mac and cheese. My husband is so polite about these things! :-)