I'm a Youth Pastor in Ohio, grew up in Silicon Valley. I've got 4 little "buckeyes" that are a big part of the joy of my life. My bride and I have been married almost 19 years. Life is good.
My favorite things to cook
Home cooking - pot roast, mashed potatoes, roast chicken. Like "meat & potatoes" meals.
I also really enjoy Mexican and Indian cooking. My in-laws are from India and Mexico -- they have inspired me to learn to make authentic dishes from their countries of origin.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Special breakfasts of waffles or crepes (like my grandmother and mom used to make), turkey dinners with all the trimmings. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
I have become the king of the pressure cooker -- lots of my dishes involve the pressure cooker. I can make authentic refried beans from dry beans in a little over an hour. Mashed potatoes that have been pressure cooked come out nice and fluffy!
My cooking tragedies
I am NOT a good multi-tasker. I've been known to start something, move on to something else and COMPLETELY FORGET about the first thing! I recently was making a cheese sauce and got involved with my kids at the kitchen table -- fortunately caught the sauce BEFORE it boiled over and onto the burner!