I like to use locally grown food as much as possible and adapt recipes to fit what I have on hand. My kids are fairly adventurous eaters and constructive critics.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, stews, campfire cooking, cookies
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade birthday treats first thing in the morning, Malian and Jewish food, Thanksgiving at our house.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner that was 99% local, colorful, unfussy and everything tasted good.
My cooking tragedies
I'm a kitchen klutz! I cut my fingers, grate my knuckles, whack my head on cupboard doors, spill pots of boiling beans on my arms, forget to use potholders when taking things out of the oven.....