My favorite things to cook
Baking and cooking for friends is what I enjoy most; really, really simple is what I go to if it's just me. Try to bring the best out of great ingredients instead of layering too many different elements.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Epic-level Christmas cookie baking, family homemade pizza night.
My cooking triumphs
Creme brulee, crawfish etouffee, baked beans, German pancakes, macaroni and cheese always get raves/requests. Rediscovering cheese souffle - so delicious and surprisingly easy!
My cooking tragedies
Not removing the cellophane wrapping from hot dogs at a cookout (who even thought of such a thing?!)