I'm a novelist living in Louisville, KY. I also quilt and dance, and I'm learning French hand sewing.
My favorite things to cook
I love meats and sweets. I'm always on the lookout for ways to make vegetables more palatable.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make a chocolate cinnamon babka every Christmas using a complicated, difficult recipe that requires several hours to execute. It's absolutely worth it.
My cooking triumphs
I once made chicken tetrazini from scratch after I heard about its aphrodisiac properties on the Maury show. It took four hours, but my boyfriend did really, really like it.
My cooking tragedies
My sister's wedding cake. Thankfully, I ruined the practice cake and not the real one, but I did bake and assemble all three layers before realizing that the fishy flavor meant I was baking with expired oil.