I am photographer, foodie and mom of 2.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy the flavors and textures of Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. The subtle (or not so subtle) blending of spices and the use of fresh ingredients is quite appealing. I love trying recipes from different cultures.
I also have food allergies so I specialize in gluten free, nut free and corn free baking and cooking. I have taught private classes in cooking for these special dietary needs as well as cooked for private clients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has always enjoyed making sweet treats at the holidays. A tradition I am trying to rekindle from my childhood is making homemade applesauce and apple butter.
My cooking triumphs
My first baking triumph I will always remember. I was 15 and made a chocolate raspberry torte all by myself for a progressive dinner. It tasted fantastic!
My cooking tragedies
I made a macaroni and cheese crock pot dish from this site. It was by far the worst thing I have ever made and it tasted HORRIBLE. Nothing was salvageable and it all had to get thrown in the garbage. We went out for pizza instead.