I teach English in the Baltimore City School district. Cooking and baking help me decompress.
My favorite things to cook
cakes, cookies, pies, breads, fish
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always makes "football chicken" on football season Sundays. It's a great homey dish that can be put together by the end of half-time and finished cooking before the game is over.
Every year, my mother-in-law buys me a new high-end kitchen gadget for Christmas. This year it was a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. There's a coconut pound cake in the oven right now...
My cooking triumphs
My first Christmas turkey. My sister's french silk chocolate pie.
My cooking tragedies
Oh god. Please don't ask me to make rice...