Political junkie, liberal to the bone, mother of two, artist, teacher, wannabee chef
My favorite things to cook
is something special, something that is unexpected. I love to try new things and am looking forward to my kids exploring more flavors. Let's face it, much of cooking for kids is not cooking, it's "heat and assemble".
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hands down it's our annual LobsterFest. My father turned the annual 4th of July hot dog/hamburger neighborhood gathering into a clam and lobster bake. Back in the day he would order seafood from the east coast and then drive to O'hare to pick up the containers of live lobsters that were flown in for our soiree! We still have a lobster fest every year and raise a glass to the heavens.
My cooking triumphs
anytime the kids clean their plates
My cooking tragedies
anytime I throw food away because of taste