I'm married to my best friend & the mother of two grown sons, one of whom lives in New Orleans, where we love to visit. I have always appreciated good food. My mother and aunts were excellent cooks, and I try to emulate them.
My favorite things to cook
Things my husband & I can make together: brunches, weekend suppers, summertime grilling, entertaining. I love to make a pretty presentation.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is part Norwegian & we live in a Norwegian community, so a lot of those traditions are practiced here. It has particularly become a tradition at Christmas time to make those Norwegian favorites.
My cooking triumphs
I learned how to make Norwegian lefse as well as my grandmother used to. None of my aunts or cousins make it, so I am pretty proud that I can.
My cooking tragedies
The first year my husband and I were married, I made a chocolate layer cake for his birthday that fell and almost slid off the cake plate!