I am a Mother, teacher, student, and wife.
I began cooking shortly before I was married. I have lived in China, Belize, and Laos, and traveled in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Jamaica.
I learned to make tortillas from Mayan Indians, and was able to take a 2 day cooking class in Thailand.
I keep an online journal at
My favorite things to cook
Stir fries, pasta, and sushi.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents made good use of their "Fry Daddy" deep fryer. Everything tastes good fried!
My cooking triumphs
A tofurkey that tasted like a real turkey!
My cooking tragedies
Burning a big batch of york peppermint patty brownies in an oven with no thermastat. The landlady (also my next door neighbor) was the one who saw the billowing smoke. She knocked on the window to tell me. She had several friends in the driveway laughing.