Teaching is what I do and love but my real passions are reading, gardening and cooking!
My favorite things to cook
Complicated and creative recipes. Cooking is an art.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our Christmas Eve Buffet...it came about by accident after a sad divorce, but stayed because we all love it! Even when I went to France to visit my daughter, Laura, while she was at the University of Aix-en-Provence for a year, we made our Christmas Eve buffet in her teeny-tiny apartment.
My cooking triumphs
One amazing Thanksgiving where we had authentic Italian foods for dinner.
My cooking tragedies
A horrible Thanksgiving...my first to make dinner (and I was only 20) and I tried to make a gourmet meal for my in-laws, complete with a duckling, and it was just awful. Much crying.