Stay-at-home mother of 5, PhD in Biology, husband is from Nicaragua. I love to have a vegetable and herb garden. I accommodate a variety of dietary needs and preferences in my daily cooking--my youngest is a type 1 diabetic, husband loves rice at dinnertime, we have two toddlers and two teens in the family, and four of us are lactose intolerant.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with fresh fruits and vegetables. I avoid prepared foods and mixes whenever possible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to have family dinners. We even light a candle at dinnertime.
My cooking triumphs
Does having a 14-year-old daughter who corrects my seasonings and makes great nightly salads count?
My cooking tragedies
A disaster 20+ years ago still has me traumatized. I can't stand honey mustard marinades.