My favorite things to cook
I like cooking Mexican food and trying recipes with a Mediterranean flavor. Baking at Christmas is also a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a kid, I thought my mom made the best pumpkin pie. It had a great warm caramel color and yummy spices.
My cooking triumphs
My homemade cookbook. Instead of saving stacks and stacks of back issues of magazines, I now tear out the ones I think look good and file them in a three ring binder. You'll also find recipes from allrecipes.com, family favorites and other cookbooks from the library. Any time I am stumped on what to make for dinner, I just turn to it.
My cooking tragedies
I ruined a great cut of meat trying to improvise broiling it without a broiling pan. It was so frustrating. I've also had hits and misses with cookies-- some turning out flat and crispy. But I think I recently found a great recipe with great results.