Cooking is one of the most relaxing and creative things I do. I love to make a bunch of sides and soup early in the week, things I can easily use during the week, after a long day at work.
My favorite things to cook
I love roasted vegetables, whole grains, hearty soups and Penzey spices! I use recipes as a springboard, a place to start....and I have fun taking it from there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lots of good memories of cooking holiday meals with my best friend and her family over the years. The traditional shrimp dip gets put together at 10 in the morning, reason enough to pour our first glass of wine. One must cook with wine.
My cooking triumphs
One of my triumphs was being the "first on the block" to roast a Thanksgiving Turducken four years ago. Perfect.
My cooking tragedies
It's a long story that involved an exploding Pyrex dish of stuffing. Glass blew ten feet across the room, leaving shards in the adjoining dishes of gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberries. We were spared injuries as we had just turned away to refill our wine glasses. Always, always drink wine while cooking. The life you save may be your own.