My favorite things to cook
Any of my mother's old recipes. She didn't often write things down, since she was great at "winging it," but the things she did are fantastic!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's family is Swedish, so we make a lot of traditional cookies around the holidays: skorpa, pepperkaker, spritz, as well as the classic Swedish meatballs. The only "Swede food" I can't stand is pickled herring. Yuck!
My cooking triumphs
My first attempt at an Irish feast back in 2010 was such a success! I cooked the corned beef in Guinness stout and even made soda bread. Everyone was speechless for the the first five minutes of the meal because they were too busy eating!