My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making soups and stews. I also like to cook with dried beans. They are so versatile it's fun to think of new ways to make them and new flavors to try.
Love spicy food. I add cinnamon, hot peppers or hot sauce to everything.
I've been on a vegetable kick lately, so I've bought a steamer and love figuring out which things go together and what toppings bring out the vegetable flavor. Brussel sprouts and sweet potato with lemon juice and cracked pepper is a winner. So is kale with Parmesan, red wine vinegar and pepper.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom always used to make apple pfannkuchen for special occasion breakfasts. She also makes this amazing gelatin dish with whole cranberries and shredded apple for holidays.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Growing up I was infamous for confusing baking powder and soda in my baked goods with awful results. Also, apparently I have a rep for burning things since people always bring it up.