Mom of hungry boys and a hungry husband. Full time teacher pursuing PhD, so these days Quick and Easy is my game.
My favorite things to cook
Brasilian feijoada e couve a mineira, shrimp scampi, cranberry pie, braided sprouted wheat bread, to get around the globe a bit...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking at the holidays with my mom using both my gramma's handwritten recipes from the 1920s, red velvet cake on birthdays, amazing deviled eggs...
My cooking triumphs
My 70+ Spanish host mom, Julia, declared my gazpacho andaluz "not bad", which, for a Spaniard, is pretty complimentary!
My cooking tragedies
Never tamper with old recipes, if it says lard, use lard. If you're worried about calories or fat, DON'T USE GRAM'S RECIPES!!! Find another one!