I live in Buffalo Grove and Chicago, IL. I raised 3 children who have grown up and left the nest. So I divide my time between my home in the suburbs and a studio apt. in the city for weekends and days off from work. I work as an Office Manager for a Family Medicine medical office.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything. Bought a weber gas grill and have come to love grilling. Ethnic cooking is challenging and rewarding if all goes well. Desserts-my coworkers have developed a love/hate relationship with my baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have worked a broccoli au gratin recipe to perfection and it is a family staple for all get-togethers. My entire family loves it. It is a holiday must have. My apple pancake for breakfast and my son's requested meal when home from college - lemon chicken.
My cooking triumphs
Being able to organize and cook good food for large groups of family and friends. It keeps us together and connected. Want to work on more intimate small group menus that are challenging.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at chicken enchiladas. UGH!!! I have since been given a wonderful recipe from my husband's co-worker that is a keeper.