Newly remarried with a family that doubled overnight. I use my skills developed as a single mom for five years to manage our busy household.
I still try at least one new recipe a week, all vegetarian, sometimes vegan.
My favorite things to cook
I've learned how to throw a dish together - with no recipe. It was a little frightening at first since I am a strict recipe-follower. But when the dish comes out not-horrible, that's the best feeling ever! I trusted my intuition!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother is full Italian so I have a family recipe passed down from her. My other grandmother was a farmer's wife so I have stick-to-your-ribs recipes from her. And my mother started cooking healthy after my dad suffered a heart attack. I have the best of three worlds!
My cooking triumphs
Apple pie, Banana cream pie, hummus, roasting eggplant *just right*, various lentil soups
My cooking tragedies
There have been more than few, but that's how we learn, right?