I grew up in Florida, where there was fabulous southern food and - mmmm - fish! Now I live in New Mexico, where I have become a certified green chile addict.
I live with my husband and two sons, and I work as a freelance editor.
My favorite things to cook
I love to marry various flavors with soups and stews. I love to stir a simmering pot and hear my family say the house smells terrific when they come home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday traditions - Christmas gingerbread with chocolate sauce and whipped cream, hoppin' john for New Year's Day, bizcochitos for the whole season.
The family oddity: Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches! Yummy!
My cooking triumphs
Ludhiana butter chicken, dal, raita, chutney, rice and naan for a group of world-traveled Parabola readers.
My cooking tragedies
My husband doesn't grill - to me, that's a tragedy!