I have been cooking since I was 5 years old. I love cooking for family and friends, and I've often thought about a career in catering.
My favorite things to cook
Seafod and Okra Gumbo
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love spending the entire day before Thanksgiving in the kitchen preparing special foods while listening to music. And I love waking up with my husband early on Thanksgiving morning and preparing the turkey while my kids watch the parades on television.
My cooking triumphs
I once hosted a full dinner party in my home for over 50 guests. People kept raving about how delicious the food was, and I had several people ask me what catering company I used. When I told them I did everything myself, they were very impressed, and I felt quite proud of my success.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were dating, I made a vegetarian chili recipe from Linda McCartney's cookbook. I followed the directions precisely, but it was so bad we took one bite and threw out the whole pot. It was really disgusting!