I am the wife of an Active Duty Air Force member and he is about to retire in Feb 2011 after 22.5 years of service. We lived in Italy for 4 years and had our son there too. He is 12yrs old and the light of our lives!! I grew up in South Alabama and learned to cook mostly from my Grandmother Frances. When we lived in italy, I learned to cook Northern Italian cuisine and we have never let it go!! What a wonderful life-changing experience we had there. We miss it everyday! We live in Southern Illinois and have been here for 10 years. I love to cook and my family reaps the benefits!!
My favorite things to cook
Roasted vegetables in the oven
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a WONDERFUL grits casserole every Christmas morning with my parents from Alabama. Homemade biscuits are a must too. Before Christmas gets here, my son and I love to make yummy homemade sugar cookies and we decorate them together!
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to step out of my "cooking box" and stay open minded to new things and ways of cooking. This allows me to keep our meals new and interesting.