I am an Army Brat, growing up in Germany for most of my life and I now live in Middle Tennesse where I am a Saucier'. I have a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales University.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, decorate cakes although I am not the best at it, anything my husband will be thrilled and surprised with when he gets home from work and can show off for lunch at work the next day, :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband always wants cornbread on Christmas morning and I guess my Mom's famous cheesy/bacon/mushroom green bean casserole on Holdiays. My sister-in-law turned me onto a recipe called Carrot Souffle(it's probably on here) that now HAS to be made every holiday! I guess that would be a new one.....
My cooking triumphs
Making flavored cakes from a basic mix and anything that I can come up with that to break to monotany of making dinners that kids will eat every night.