I'm an executive assistant for a company that does battlefield training for soldiers and medical personnel. I love to travel and try new foods with my husband.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking for groups, so big pots of soups and stews, large cuts of roasted meats, and giant bowls of comfort foods like potatoes and squash. I also love figuring out how to make vegetables taste good for a rather picky household!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My maternal line has a history of Yule-time candies, and I'm slowly learning the secret family recipes for peanut brittle, fudge, and English toffee.
My cooking triumphs
Any time I make my own recipe and it turns out to be edible, I consider that a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
I don't really want to talk about the red wine/mushroom-topped steaks. They were, uh, underwhelming.