I grew up in Western South Dakota, one of the most beautiful places in the US. I am the oldest of 4 children, with working parents I began to cook early on. Luckily, my mom is a fantastic cook and baker, I learned all the basics about cooking from her.
My favorite things to cook
I am a seasonal cook, therefore my favorite things to cook depend on which season we are in.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Cookies. Christmas is my favorite time of year, mostly because of all the baking my family does. It is the season I first started baking as a small child, now my kids bake with me.
My cooking triumphs
I married a man whose family is from Spain, where he was born. His parents are both amazing cooks. I have learned a great deal about mediterranean cooking and grilling from my in-laws.
My cooking tragedies
I never burn anything, but one time I burned an omelette. My husband will not let me live it down. To this day I leave all the omelette making to him.