"Love thy neighbor"--I took that to heart and married the guy who lived next door to me in Bellflower, CA. He was born and raised on Kauai, HI. Until I met him I had never fixed or eaten rice. Now it's a staple at almost every meal.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook old fashioned comfort meals like pot roast, fried chicken, and meatloaf. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes and ingredients although my hubby likes to stay with what he knows. So, we compromise.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking is a must in my house. I spend an entire week baking, wrapping, and gifting homemade goodies. One Thanksgiving tradition is making pumpkin rolls--one for home and 2 or 3 for work.