I am the 31 y/o single mother of two kids. Their ages are 8 and 6 years old. I am a United States Army Veteran, serving 3.5 years in the military until I was medically discharged.
I am in the middle of a long (7 year) divorce... but it's okay, it could be worse!
I have been cooking since I was about 3, helping my mom on a stool. As I got older, I got to do more and more until I was the one cooking dinner around 10 years old. It just came naturally so that was pretty much all my mom and I got to bond doing.
I am also into many crafts... I knit, crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paint, draw, color with my kids, sew, make clothes, needlepoint, etc. I have a Ravelry.com account, so look for me there. HookzAndNeedlez is the name.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Mexican and Baking are my strongest skills. I usually make a family recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce or homemade manicotti... both have been passed down by my dad's side since they came here from the old country.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies from scratch with colored sprinkle sugars with my mom's recipes.
Lemon No Bake Cheesecake during the summer months.
Apple pie or blueberry cobbler during autumn months.
My cooking triumphs
Almost everything I've made! I can't think of anything that doesn't turn out well... my mother taught me very well.
My cooking tragedies
My first high altitude attempts after moving to 5000ft….
Turkey fail my first thanksgiving here, as well as a few cupcakes that fell and a couple of batches of cookies… now I adjust ALL recipes before trying them up here