I'm a 30 year old proud mama from the South! I first started toying with the idea of cooking when I was living in Florida in my early twenties... I craved my southern cuisine and was determined to get it, if I had to figure out how to make it myself! I slowly developed a slight skill through the years. But the birth of my daughter, Ava, broadened my thoughts on food like I never thought possible... she has autism and placing her on the gluten-free, casein-free diet really made me examine food and all its components. Suddenly, a true obsession was born! Now, I hope to pursue culinary school someday, but in the meantime, I try to send dishes home with everyone who visits (mostly just to free up room in the fridge so I can make more!)
My favorite things to cook
Soups! There is something so zen-like about preparing a beautiful soup. I also love to make savory pies, casseroles and pastries. I have been in a passionate love affair with cheese for the better part of my life.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In a word... Brown brown sugar pie. It's a Brown family tradition and my Nanny made me wait until I was 18 to get the recipe...
My cooking triumphs
I am most asked for my chili, my stuffed chicken with roasted strawberries, my HOLY BACON! quiche and, of course, the infamous and wasitline stretching Brown brown sugar pie!
My cooking tragedies
Almost anything I have tried to make gluten-free and casein-free. It's so hard to play with texture like that!