I'm a very down-to-earth person who enjoys writing, reading, spending time with friends, and doing mosaic artwork.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook using real ingredients, and enjoy experimenting with traditional recipes to come up with my own versions. Some of my favorite things to cook are flavorful one-pot recipes and slow cooker soups and stews. I also have a passion for baking - especially cakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my favorite cooking traditions come from my Mom, who was a wonderful Southern cook. She taught me how to fry chicken, and serve it up with some delicious cole slaw and potato salad.
My cooking triumphs
Frying chicken that tasted almost as good as my Mom's was probably my biggest triumph in the kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
My Italian Gnocchi was an epic fail.