I'm as domestic as I will ever be right now. I'm the only girl in a house full of boys. I plot trickery, strategically placing veggies where no son can find them and grin as they shovel the spoonfuls into there little mouths and ask for seconds. It's the battles, in which my kids don't know that they have lost, that I enjoy the most.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking cajun foods the most, it reminds me of my childhood on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of watching Justin Wilson cook on PBS... "Mmm, mmm, I gar-on-tee." I also love making key lime pie, it's therapeutic juicing all those limes, I get in the zone and then get a yummy reward.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving holds most of our traditional cooking. My boys love helping me stuff the Thanksgiving turkey with apples. We also pick up pecans and crack them together and make new recipes every fall with them.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I try a 'new something' (ginger, lamb, making my own dressing, stuffed grape leaves) and I hear a yum... I glow.
My cooking tragedies
Sauteeing spices that ought not be sauteed inside and crying till the air cleared. Also, I don't do my own bread.