Fun and friendly and always ready for a dinner party or soiree! I grew up in Raleigh and Cary and have lived in the area most of my life. I'm married to a wonderful guy who also cooks, and I work for NC State University as an instructional designer. I'm also a graduate student at NCSU in Adult and Higher Education.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Southern! Collards, turnip greens, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, hopping john, potato salad, barbecue pork, dirty rice--you name it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved Sunday dinners at my great grandma's because she cooked everyone's favorite dish--so we could choose from meatloaf, turkey or roast beef, as well as macaroni and cheese, boiled or mashed potatoes! She was a wonderful woman who made all her dishes with love.
My cooking triumphs
The New Year's Day feast I cook for family and friends every year. I believe it sets us up for a year of staying in touch!