I come from a big family and I have lots of friends, so I have prepared food for an eclectic mix of vegetarians, vegans, low-fat dieters, low-carb dieters, lactose-intolerants, peanut-allergics, diabetics, and serious food-lovers.
My favorite things to cook
Dishes that my husband especially loves, because he is always so appreciative!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tuna casserole with rainbow rotini and mushroom soup. Hamburger goop with rice. Bacon-topped cornbread. Mashed potatoes and corn pudding at Thanksgiving. Country ham and biscuits with red-eye gravy. Coffee.
My cooking triumphs
Pork tenderloin and steamed kale with lime sauce. I love it, my husband loves it, everyone I've served it to loves it, and it's all mine. It makes me happy to know I invented something people love.
My cooking tragedies
Don't ever use whole wheat flour to make a roux for gumbo. Just trust me.