I've cooked for fun, for free, for kids, and for a living. Now I cook to eat well and survive!
My favorite things to cook
I like to make salads of all kinds, side dishes, and casseroles, since these are dishes I can "fix and forget about" or cook ahead.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookie swaps were big when I was a kid, and I also used to like to host Halloween parties with chili and cornbread, Texas sheet cake and apple cider.
My cooking triumphs
A great-looking tabouli; chicken chili, quiche, Swiss corn bake, and overnight French toast.
My cooking tragedies
Grilling of any kind.