I'm a nurse in a mid-sized Kansas town where even "fancy" restaurants serve chicken fried steak and hamburgers - yikes! My cooking background is German-Russian Mennonite - things like verneke, zwiebach, and snickerdoodles. Ten years ago, I spent two semesters in England where I was introduced to curry and I've been in love with Asian/Indian food ever since. I love trying new things and improving on old favorites. My view on food is that God made it for us to enjoy and we better do our best with what He has given us. Best wishes to all the cooks and bakers out there!
My favorite things to cook
Everything except red beets!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Skillet suppers with food from the garden. My mom doesn't love experimenting with food the way I do, but she is a big gardener. Can't wait for fresh tomatoes and sweet corn every year!
My cooking triumphs
Pumpkin soup and shrimp scampi are two things I've done really well in the past. I'm pretty good at bread as well.
My cooking tragedies
Adding sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated to the Mexican casserole - bleh.