I am a Medical Interpreter by trade and a full time mother of two. I was born in Salt Lake City, UT and have lived in several states throughout the Midwest since. I now call Wisconsin home.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing is what I call "Shake the Kitchen", which is anything you make witch involves getting creative with what is on hand because you don't have the right ingredients for a real recipe.
I am famous for cheesecake and any baked good, pretty much. I also love to dabble in ethnic cuisine such as curries, mexican food, and italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dad's Derby Pie on Thanksgiving (basically pecan pie with chocolate chips).
My cooking triumphs
I made 18 cheesecakes for my own wedding: four (6", 8", 10", and 12") for the display tiered cascade and fourteen more for the masses. We actually had a cheesecake bar with a choice of toppings: cherry, blueberry, caramel, and hot fudge. All 175 guests were raving. I still get requests for "the wedding cheesecake".
My cooking tragedies
Shake the Kitchen, though a fun game, is not always successful. I've made some pretty yucky concoctions in my time.