I am a mother and wife who after spending 20 or so years working was laid off about a year ago. I'm now a full-time student and working part-time for an emergency vet clinic. I love to cook and to try new dishes and incorporate different flavors into our family meals
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Lemon Orzo soup, its become a big favorite in our house and I'm asked to make it almost weekly now. Also, anything Italian, so Chicken Saltimbocca and Chicken Marsala are both favorites as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up around a grandmother who was a wonderful cook and baker. I have so many memories of spending time in the kitchen with her. My father and I spent quite a bit of time cooking as well, those memories of standing side by side in our kitchen, experimenting with different flavors and meals is something I cherish.
My cooking triumphs
Being able to recreate Panera Bread's Chicken Lemon Orzo soup once they stopped serving it last fall and actually I like my version better :)