By day I'm a Legal Assistant and by night a closet cooker. When I need therapy, I head to the kitchen for a glass of wine and the pots and pans! I drool over Tyler Florence and watch lots of Food TV and reality shows. I have gotten many great recipes from Tyler and the Barefoot Contessa.
My favorite things to cook
I'm definitely an appetizer freak! Love to try new recipes that I find on AR and wherever I can.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was born in the South but moved to beautiful Oregon when I was 6 months old. My mother was the best Southern cook and had me in the kitchen when I was 4 years old; I would actually pretend I had a cooking show even then. That is my basis for all of my cooking, a pinch here and a dab there. She instilled such of love of cooking that I cherish!
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make a recipe and get rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
The all famous putting a turkey in an oven that was not turned on and having 20 hungry guests waiting. That's ok.. by the time I poured them enough wine, they didn't even mind!