I am a single mom to an amazing 5-year-old daughter who is breaking out of her picky eater shell right before my eyes. I am an avid reader and usually have a book with me in the kitchen so I can get a few pages in while I'm browning or simmering. You know what they say about an idle mind!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pork chops and steaks on my George Foreman grill. Other than that, I love the challenge of raiding the pantry and seeing what I can come up with.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My absolute favorite family cooking tradition occurs on Christmas Eve. We make a huge pot of jambalaya complete with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, rice, chunks of ham, and jumbo shrimps. My mom has had the recipe since the '70s and I can't remember a time when we didn't make this yummy treat.