Seattle food lover, writer, event planner and mom. Passionate about parties, cooking and building community.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook soup! Throw a bunch of of ingredients in a big pot, simmer all day while enjoying the scents coming from the kitchen and then, like magic, you have a whole meal in a bowl!
My favorite family cooking traditions
It gives me great pleasure to explore family recipes from my ancestors - generally Scandinavian and German. I always make Norwegian cookies at Christmas time and love to celebrate Oktoberfest each year with a German feast!
My cooking triumphs
I feel quite accomplished when I am able to create a new recipe for something that could otherwise be purchased prepared - I make homemade breadcrumbs, croutons and many of my own condiments such as tartar sauce, salad dressing, cocktail sauce and even taught myself to make homemade mayo!
My cooking tragedies
I am not the best when it comes to sweets - especially candy making. I have tried time and again to make homemade caramel, but it just seems to elude me!