I'm married w/2 kids (girl 21, boy 6) (!!!), paralegal, organization consultant, enjoy arts and crafts, hiking, camping, antique hunting, reading, and cooking!
My favorite things to cook
Californian fusion (sautes, pastas, etc.). Am always looking for fast, healthy, lower-fat dishes. My family loves exploring foods using spices in new ways and new combinations.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving turkey using fresh pomegranate juice from our tree, and pomegranate mimosas for the holidays. Traditional pastries handed down from my great-grandmother and new holiday baking traditions I have started with my children. Most of all, I enjoy cooking with my daughter, and exploring new recipes together. My little guy loves to help bake and decorate cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Getting the oldest child to eat swiss chard mushrooms, and the youngest to eat spinach!!!
My cooking tragedies
Relatively few and far between, but spectacularly awful when they happen!!! There is also one cookie recipe, using boxed cake mix (!) that I simply can't get right. Go figure.