My kids think I'm a pretty hip Mom. My grandson loves when I challenge him to take "food adventures". I've loved to cook since the age of 12, and went from mostly baking when the kids were little, to experimental entrees and such.
My favorite things to cook
I have just rediscovered the art of the appetizer, and have scoured the web looking for finger foods that please the eye as well as the palette.
My favorite family cooking traditions
People try to guess what my Oma's secret incredients were in her Great Northern Bean Soup, which I continue to make today. Not to mention the fact that my daughter has mastered her great-grandmother's borscht recipe. This soup is a vegetarian's delight, and amazing paired with almost impossibly thin crepes. My son still says I make the best lasagna ever, and if I change just one thing, he can tell immediately!
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the perfect lasagna, as well as making turkey burgers as exciting as beef burgers. Not an easy feat if you are from the Midwest and are accustomed to having the finest ground beef available at the local butcher shop.
My cooking tragedies