I'm a mother of 5 beautiful children. I've been married to a wonderful husband since 1991. I write a monthly food column for the local newspaper, and include recipes, and my own photos.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything Mexican or Italian. I love to bake, especially yeast breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade tamales on Christmas Eve, and my 10 and 13 year old daughters have become quite skilled with the assembly process as well. Aebelskivers on New Years' Day. Homemade salsa always. "Cheesecake Supreme" from Allrecipes.com at every family gathering.
My cooking triumphs
When a friend from Church wouldn't give out his recipe for the best eggrolls I've ever eaten, I spent weeks trying to duplicate his results. Well, they never turned out exactly like his, but they did turn out just as good. All that work was worth it. I'll never buy eggrolls again.