My mom is my cooking inspiration. Growing up, we would return from the pantry frustrated by the lack of junk food. "All we have are INGREDIENTS!" But in a flash, without exhausion, my mom would create a healthy snack or meal within minutes. She showed me that healthy cooking can be fun instead of a burden. She goes gourmet with quality ingredients or she goes shortcut with simple ingredients. Either way, its homemade and I love her cooking!!!
My favorite things to cook
New recipes. I enjoy learning to incorporate more foods into my life.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to decorate cookies for simple birthday gifts.
My cooking triumphs
My first braided bread ring for my first Thanksgiving as a newlywed, hosted by my in-laws.
My cooking tragedies
Ever see the movie Steel Magnolias? Dolly Parton quotes a recipe during one of the salon scenes and I tried it. Boy, was that ever terrible!