Recent college graduate and have taken steps to improve myself through weight loss and healthy eating.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy challenging myself by discovering new ways to prepare fresh produce and cooking from scratch. Butternut Squash Soup II is the most recent favorite at home, and I highly recommend it :-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My daughter and I cook a Christmas breakfast for friends and family every year. We always try new recipes, but one staple is Blueberry, Lemon Poppyseed bread. It just wouldn't be the same without it.
My cooking triumphs
I have finally mastered over easy eggs!!!! (thank you Rouxbe.com)
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much everything I ever made from scratch before joining the online cooking school Rouxbe.com. I was the queen of overcooking, improper food prep techniques, drying out chicken. Also, my first Thanksgiving dinner. I was REALLY over my head and made several things I had never cooked before, including mashed potatoes (which turned out like paste, no joke). *sigh* SOOO glad those days are behind me now :-)