I'm all about embracing the changes in life! I'm a vegetarian of the vegan variety...woke up one morning and decided no more meat and that was that. I'm a fairly new to being an empty nester. Hubby is a football coach, so during the season it's just me and our Airedale in the nest, but I love it when the kids come home, whether it's for the weekend or the summer!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that uses produce from my garden. I've been a pepper-growing goddess this summer and have no idea how that happened! It was an unseasonably cool, rainy summer which shouldn't be great for producing peppers, but we eat them everyday: red, yellow, orange and green!
My favorite family cooking traditions
A nod to our Scandinavian roots...making lefse and coffee cakes at Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Grilled Italian bruschettas topped with finely diced tomatoes, red onion, basil tossed with evoo and balsamic. mmmmmmmmmmmm. We eat this several nights a week during the summer. My husband is a devoted artisan bread maker, so all this on grilled homemade ciabatta.
My cooking tragedies
Chilled Carrot Soup...1997. My family still makes fun of me for it. Rightfully so.