I'm an army wife from Tampa, Florida. I barely knew how to cook when I got married 12 years ago. I have 2 wonderful children who go through phases of liking and disliking certain foods, which makes dinner challenging at times so I have to get imaginative.
My favorite things to cook
I love the grill, my slow cooker and my Vitamix. I generally try to focus on healthy, low carb recipes and whole foods.
My cooking triumphs
In 2001, I entered a chili contest in California. I reviewed several recipes and created my own. I've never won anything in my life and I ended up taking first place! Years later, I made the same recipe in Florida and took third place.
My cooking tragedies
I consider everything a learning experience. I'm willing to take risks in hopes that I am creating something tasty and memorable.