I've been cooking since I was a young boy. I started by learning how to make lemon squares, pancakes, oatmeal cookies, and snickerdoodles. Anything sweet! Now, I am much more focused on healthy food using fresh local ingredients. Thank goodness I live in one of the cooking Meccas of the world.
My favorite things to cook
I love a big pot of Chicken Vegetable soup on a Sunday night (using my Le Creuset Dutch Oven). It lasts throughout the week and is completely healthy... I only use vegetables and roasted chicken w/o skin. I also love cooking Southwestern (with Margaritas), curry, homestyle, and California cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my favorite memories are cooking together as a family. Making Enchiladas, Homemade Root Beer, Homemade Ice Cream, and cookies together. Every Christmas my family gets together and makes my Great-Grandmother's Chex Mix. We love it!!
My cooking triumphs
My most requested dishes: Meatloaf, Pork Loin with Apple Cream Sauce, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Curry, Strawberry Salad, Beef Stir Fry with Red Pepper Glaze
My cooking tragedies
I always cook custard too hot and long and get scrambled eggs. I'm too impatient.