After bouncing around several careers after college, I've finally settled in as an assistant professor at the local junior college. My husband and I recently adopted a son from foster care, and we are both enjoying the joys of parenthood--including all those sports and lessons!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! At potlucks, I'm always asked to bring the sweets.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are born and bred Southerners. As a result, I usually don't think it's a full meal unless it includes some kind of gravy and at least 2 vegetables.
My cooking triumphs
My father-in-law gave me the accolade for the "best pecan pie ever" one Thanksgiving. The secret--I ran out of bourbon, so I used Crown Royal instead. My husband says it was also the most expensive pecan pie ever.
My cooking tragedies
Luckily, I don't have any.