I am a happily married woman who loves to cook just about anything! I have relocated to the Panhandle of Florida and living in the South is quite a different culinary experience! My friends swear that I will love being a southern belle, but I was born in MA, and there will always be something special about cold winter days...
My husband and I love to travel so we really enjoy trying spicy and exotic foods from other lands. My favorite place to travel (hands down) is Israel. Love, love, love middle eastern food.
Over the last couple of years, my husband and I have decided on the importance of healthy eating. So we have had to relearn what we thought was "healthy" (read: goodbye diet soda!) Now we have a little one and I am more determined then ever to eat good, wholesome foods without sacrificing taste. But don't be fooled...I do LOVE some of the desserts from this site!!
My favorite things to cook
I adore fall baking! And now that I live in FL, I have to make fall happen for my household! I love sweet pumpkin & spice smells drifting through the house. I also love trying out new recipes! It is such a great feeling when a dish turns out great and my husband raves! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving was always a big deal at our home. Yum, nothing like the familiar tastes of turkey, gravy, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, green beans & a glass of white wine. Great introduction to the holidays! We would eat early, have pumpkin pie in the late afternoon, and dive into the leftovers at night. Fun tradition, but glad it happens only once a year! My waistline couldn't handle it!! :)
My cooking triumphs
When I was a teenager, I decided to try to make my mom's awesome baked ziti, and bring it to a potluck. It was such a hit that from that point on, I was hooked on cooking!
Since then, I have tried my hand at all different types of cusines and techniques. I know enough about cooking to know that I am no "expert." I'll leave that to the Bobby Flay's of the world. But I do love to entertain and share something tastey! I think the greatest compliment you can get from someone is, "Can I get your recipe?"
My cooking tragedies
Always check bottles carefully before adding them to a recipe! I was making brownies and grabbed a bottle of veggie oil...only to discover later that I grabbed the used fry daddy oil. Blech!