I live in Ashland with my husband Nathan and step-son Stephen. Cooking is my favorite past-time...next to eating! Success and my share of failures have made me the cook I am today and I still continue to experiment.
My favorite things to cook
Grilled food of any kind. We also enjoy my great grandma's Swedish meatballs. My husband loves hamburgers and my favorite is crab legs. (Just to mention a very few!!!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family was definately not into cooking. Baked dishes, meatloaf and spaghetti, all cookied on high temperatures were our main dishes. However, I did spend alot of time in the kitchen with my grandma when she canned. That is my favorite summer memory.
My cooking triumphs
Learing to taste a recipe in a restaurant and dissecting is at home. I have the ability to come very close to the original.
My cooking tragedies
Being my family tended to cook everything on high heat, my first cooking experiences away from home tested my smoke alarm...needless to say I set it off on numerous occassions. Hey...at least I knew it worked!!