I'm a New Orleans native, an artist, knitter, singer, and food lover. One of my greatest pleasures is going out to eat at one of the many, many fabulous restaurants in New Orleans!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, although I don't have much time for it anymore. I'm hypoglycemic, so I have learned to really enjoy cutting the refined sugar out of my favorite recipes and experimenting with all sorts of different substitutions, like apple sauce, Splenda, honey, and grade B maple syrup. My favorite types of cuisine are Asian and Indian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My absolute favorite comfort foods are my dad's "chilli skillet" from a cookbook he used as a bachelor when he first lived on his own, my great-grandmother's bourbon sweet potatoes, and my Danish grandmother's molehill dessert. If I'm having a bad day, any of those foods will cheer me up almost immediately and I make them for other people as often as I can!
My cooking triumphs
I've only baked bread a few times, but each time it's turned out to be delicious! Each time I successfully bake a loaf of bread or make some rolls I feel like the greatest cook in the world, because I still don't feel that I know very much about baking with yeast.
My cooking tragedies
It's not really a cooking tragedy, but once I turned the oven on to preheat it while there was an unopened package of ground bison inside. Needless to say, the melted plastic ruined the meat and I had to come up with something else to serve for dinner.