I have been cooking since I could read a cookbook and reach the stove. I cook when I'm stressed and I cook when I'm happy. I feel very creative in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I most like to cook casseroles and Mexican and Italian dishes. I always like to make most recipes just a little bit healthier in some way.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite tradition is Christmas cookie baking. Even though I bake all the time, I love the the excitement of Christmas baking.
My cooking triumphs
I don't have any particular one. It has just always brought me a lot of pleasure to see my family enjoy my cooking and I love the compliments.
My cooking tragedies
My worst tragedy was when I was twelve years old, I was melting sugar in the iron skillet making peanut brittle. While I was stiring the melted sugar, I dropped a glob of it on my wrist. Talk about a blister. I finished the peanut brittle and everyone enjoyed it.