I'm a librarian at a very small college in a very small town in the mountains of Colorado. I like to cook simply because I like to eat!
My favorite things to cook
Having grown up in the South, I enjoy making the traditional fried foods that I ate as a child. However, now that I live in a very small, remote town, I have to make the Indian, Thai, and other ethnic foods that I always loved in the city.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Using butter in almost everything is a tradition that I happily continue to this day. To make up for it, I also run every day.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving is always a triumph! Also, I made a 16 layer cake from scratch a few years back. I made 8 cakes and then cut their height in half. I used buttercream frosting from this site in between all 16 layers.
My cooking tragedies
I live at almost 8,000 feet, so I have had many pathetic cakes.