I am lucky to have been raised in the home of a clinical dietitian. As a result, I am at least familiar with the science of cooking, and I know a great deal about nutrition....but that doesn't mean that everything I make is healthy. Unfortunately, I am a junk food lover, too.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make most things. I won't cook or clean game, but I will eat it. I love to cook really anything that is a success with my husband, the ultimate picky eater. I am really into mediterranean foods right now - the ingredients are sooo good. I love to give gifts of food - like homemade caramels at Christmastime.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All recipes from my grandmothers and my mom!My mom's chicken pie recipe, her baked macaroni and cheese. . . my grandmother's "funeral potatoes". . .
My cooking triumphs
Any time I try something new that is actually healthy and my husband actually volunteers that it is good...
My cooking tragedies
1. Bananas Foster Crepes: I didn't know my husband didn't like "cooked fruit" - it took a lot of work, and he was horrified.
2. Improvised turkey meat loaf that I made while in law school. It was horrible. I was dating my husband at the time - we threw it out and went out to eat.