Two young kids means I have to come up with something delicious every night that is both nutricious and kid-friendly. I like quick easy and tasty meals. Bigger projects are usually reserved for entertaining.
My favorite things to cook
BBQ chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggies. Soups, pasta, chili, stir-fry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nothing comes out of a jar or bottle. Everything is homemade. Salad dressing, bbq sauce, hot sauce, salsa, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Every summer my daughter's birthday party has a crowd of at least 40. My goal is to ensure all guests leave with a full belly of gourmet BBQ love.
My cooking tragedies
A mango salad I planned to take to a function for over a week. I julienned the mangoes too small and over salted. The whole thing was a disaster that couldn't be salvaged. You've never seen a grown man cry the way I did that day. I took a last minute cilantro corn tomato salad that went down well, but didn't kill it like the mango salad would have.