I love being outdoors and being active! I also love to read, sing, play, LIVE, and spend as much time as I can with my 3 beautiful (crazy..) kids (12 yr old and 3 1/2 yr old sons and 4 month old daughter) and incredible husband. :D
My favorite things to cook
I'm a huge fan of Asian and European foods! My favorite foods tend to be of Greek & Mediterranean influence.. Mmmm.. writing this is making me hungry.. But, as a mom of 2 young kids, I try to make meal time as easy, healthy, and kid friendly as possible. Unless, of course, I'm cooking for guests. :D
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have any traditions, per se, but I am a flexitarian (primarily vegetarian) and the hubby and kids are "mostly-vegetarians" because I'm the primary cook at home. :D If it were up to mu husband we would be carnivores, though! Ha ha.. We also prefer to use organic and whole, natural foods as often as possible.
My cooking triumphs
My very first Thanksgiving cooking on my own was a HUGE success and I was so proud of it!! I credit much of my cooking success to my mother's teachings.. She's an amazing cook and taught me a lot growing up. And, although I cook very differently than she does, I would have never had the interest or love of cooking without her.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, yes. The infamous 'Tarragon/Turmeric Mashed Potato Incident'. I will never live it down. The recipe called for 1 tsp tarragon; I added 1 tbsp turmeric instead. Yeah. The potatoes were nuclear orange and had one hell of a bite! Ha ha ha..