I am a stay-at-home mom however home is wherever my husband's work takes us ... which is overseas fairly often. As a result of traveling and living in different places, I've had the joy of learning how to cook different types of food. Not to mention how to find things like yeast when I don't speak the language!
My favorite things to cook
anything - well almost anything
My favorite family cooking traditions
good old hot chocolate from chocolate bars and cream. as a family we have it quite often in the evenings during the cold months. thank you French friends for teaching me this wonderful treat!
My cooking triumphs
Making American food in other countries. I consider it a triumph because finding ingredients and substitutions that work is a bit of a challenge. I was able to make the best Chicago-style pizza while living in Turkey. That was huge since the cheese and flour are quite different there.
My cooking tragedies
I have these too often. Usually because I'm chasing toddlers around while trying to cook. =) Recently, while placing a chocolate pie into the oven I actually managed to dump the chocolate pie filling AND crust into a sauce pan on the stove. (Don't ask how!) So I blended it all up (crust included), made a new crust and used the old mixture for the filling. It turned out to be amazing ... a triumph or a tragedy? ???