I'm an American expat mother of four, living in Cairo, Egypt. I enjoy coooking both American and Egyptian food.
My favorite things to cook
Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Egyptian Potato Oven Stew
My favorite family cooking traditions
Waffles for breakfast. Yum!
My cooking triumphs
I've mastered the Egyptian way of making broth. My husband says I make it better than his mom did!
My cooking tragedies
A traditional Egyptaian dish called mahshi. It's cabbage, grape leaves, zucchini, or any other vegetable you can stuff, stuffed with rice and tomato sauce. I can't roll up the cabbage, I poke holes in the zucchini when I bore it out, and I can never get the sauce right. My mother in law tried so many times to teach me, but I'm just no good at it.