I am an elementary school music teacher, I will be entering my 7th year as a teacher in the fall. I am not married, but live with my wonderful boyfriend whose daughter is with us most of the time. I love to go out to sing karaoke, and listen to music whenever I can. I wish I went hiking and camping more. Oregon is a great place to live, close to everything: beach, mountains, desert, rivers. My favorite place to spend time is Cannon Beach, OR.
My favorite things to cook
Salads, sauces/dressings, chicken dishes, BBQ, Vegetables.....just about anything really. I'm not a very good baker, measuring ingredients isn't my forte.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and grandma and I try to get together a bake Christmas cookies every year. Family BBQ's and Potlucks are my favorite.
My cooking triumphs
I learned to cook when I became vegetarian in college, mostly out of necessity. I did a lot of experimentation with different cuisines and after many trials became a pretty decent cook who didn't need to follow recipes anymore. Even though I eat meat again, learning to use vegetables and seasonings well as a vegetarian made me a better all around chef.
My cooking tragedies
Totally put salt instead of sugar in lemon scones once YUCKY!