I come from a relatively big family (5 kids), and good cooking was always a staple in our house. I started experimenting in the kitchen as a teenager and haven't stopped since!
My favorite things to cook
Anything with tons of vegetables! I'm always trying to make healthy eating decisions, so I love it when I find a new delicious and good-for-you recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On the first day of school, my Mom would always have fresh chocolate chip cookies ready for us when we got home. Now that I'm working in a University, I always make chocolate chip cookies for my student staff on the first day of classes.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I create my own new recipe and people enjoy it. "Ultimate Veggie Enchilladas" has probably been my most successful creation.
My cooking tragedies
I have a tendancy to burn things in the oven or broiler, because I very easily get distracted.