Married to a pilot, with 4 kids. Working full time as a teacher's assistant at the American School of Dubai. I try to squeeze in some quilting, beading, tennis and running.
My favorite things to cook
Anything fast and furious, but fabulous!
My favorite family cooking traditions
The family loves our Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter food... although it just about kills me every year. I have also been making some new recipes from this web site that are going to create memories.
My cooking triumphs
Simple things that people think take a long time or are a tremendous effort.
My cooking tragedies
Last Christmas I made a Baked Alaska Bomb and brought it to a friends house for one of the desserts. It had a brownie base and three colors of ice cream (strawberry, pistachio and vanilla) in the middle. Then I put the pre-made meringue on top. It had really shrunk since I had made it at home, but I decided to go with it. Of course, it melted the ice cream when I put it in the oven to brown the meringue. When I pulled it out, it slid off the cookie sheet and all down between the counter and the stove...IN MY FRIEND'S KITCHEN!