I'm married, in my 20s, and living in Chicago. I'm a music teacher for elementary and middle school students in the city. I LOVE to cook when I have the time, which lately isn't a lot! My husband and I love traveling and took a seven month trip around the world!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking pies and trying new ethnic recipes. Lately I've been making a lot of soups for fall. I used to bake bread every few weeks, but haven't had the time lately.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother makes wedding cakes, occasion cakes, and cookies out of our home for a living. At Christmastime, our house would be FILLED with all sorts of specialty cookies stacked on every countertop and table. The smell and sight of the Christmas cookies is a great memory.
My cooking triumphs
My latest two pies (Bumbleberry Pie II and Grandma Ople's Apple Pie) have been a HUGE hit. I also make a mean veggie lasagna and black bean soup.
My cooking tragedies
I made some disgusting Vegan brownies once that had zucchini in them. It was gross.