I'm a cancer researcher in my day job. As a scientist, I love to experiment with new things, but I also love to follow recipes with exact measurements and detailed instructions. It fulfills my sense of order!
My favorite things to cook
Chili, Mexican dishes
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mazola cake and beef stroganoff. My mom used to use canned tomatoes, but my husband hates canned tomatoes, so I've learned to cook a different way.
My cooking triumphs
Beautiful plates of Christmas cookies and truffles!
My cooking tragedies
Burning things. Sometimes patience is at a minimum.