Self-taught, Food Network/cooking magazine tutored cook and baker, sometimes struggling to get everyone to eat the same thing each evening. NO SHORT-ORDER COOK HERE! Enjoy cooking and baking for guests and twisting recipes to suit my own tastes and needs.
My favorite things to cook
chicken, vegetables, baking cakes
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are a "join and learn" family, both my kids feel empowered to try their hand in the kitchen. We bake dozens of varieties of cookies together and someone always wants a turn to throw in the Kosher salt or grind the pepper "just so". When your kids want to cook dinner and CAN at single-digit ages, things are going well!
My cooking triumphs
Making those eating what I concoct say "Mmmmmm ..." as often as possible.
My cooking tragedies
Anything involving frothy egg white dipping batter.