I am a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College. I spent time as a pastry chef but came to realize that I hated the hours. My mom is my greatest cooking influence. I have taken many of my treasured family recipes and applied professional cooking techniques learned for wonderful family meals and entertaining. My husband has type II diabetes so, I have now converted many favorite recipes to accomodate his dietary needs. That should not imply that all of my submissions are low in sugar, carbs or low GI. I will make a note if that is the case. Allrecipes.com is my all time favorite cooking website. They do an awesome job. I also love the recipe organizational software Living Cookbook (livingcookbook.com)
My favorite things to cook
I have a tremendous sweet tooth. I love to bake. My favorites are apple pie, peanutbutter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and my own Triple Chocolate Mousse cake. I also enjoy making comfort foods like my Moms pot roast, roast turkey breast and breads. But nothing smells better than anything on the the barbecue grill in the summer!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like many folks, some of my happiest childhood memories are baking with my mom. My sister and I would always each get one beater and split the bowl down the middle (big smile).
My cooking triumphs
Completing my formal culinary education!
My cooking tragedies
Gee, there have been a few...do I really need to advertise my culinary blunders?