Married, with a teenager (and I'm the only really adventurous eater in the family).
My favorite things to cook
I'm known as the 'dessert lady'. I make desserts for all sorts of events - and it's fun to do. I always have baking mixes, ingredients, and supplies piled up in my kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making food for family and friends to share. I'm in debt to my mother (the former pastry chef who was self-taught and let me watch when she made things), and my grandmother (who taught me to cook real food instead of just fun desserts).
My cooking triumphs
Learning to care for my inherited cast iron pans! Also, making the best onion rings ever, and the deep fried chicken strips to match - yummy.
My cooking tragedies
I burned everything I made the first year I was married when I used this one (Corning, one of those clear glass type) saucepan. I finally realized, after a year, that it wasn't my fault - the pan was awful! I haven't burned a thing since I pitched that thing.