I've been married for nearly 31 years. We have 2 children, a daughter who is a graduate of UW Eau Claire with a BS in nursing. She was married in August 2009 and is now working on her master's degree at UW Milwaukee while working full time at a local hospital. Our son is 19 and a sophmore at UW Oshkosh. He is studying business. I've been a nurse for over 28 years and have worked in a variety of nursing positions including ICU, Cardiac, Geriatrics, Home Health Care, and now at a BioLife Plasma Services. My husband retired after 35 years on the Sheboygan Police Department is currently the Deputy Chief at the Police Department. He is now working part time as a sherrif in another county and loves his new job. I love to travel and spend quality family time. My husband and I took a trip to Hawaii in June in celebration of our 30th anniversary. January of 2009 we took off for 8 glorious days in St. Thomas in celebration of his retirement. It was 86 degrees there...in the middle of winter!!!
My favorite things to cook
We love casseroles. I'm always looking for a new and exciting casserole to try. Or we also like a good slow cooker recipe. We are great soup eaters too, so a good soup recipe is always a nice standby. I also enjoy baking and have been trying more low fat and low sugar recipes. There isn't too much I don't like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Christmas, we all get together and share our favorite appetizer recipes. We always manage to come up with some good new foods, but there are always the old stand-bys that everyone wants from year to year.
My cooking triumphs
Finally learned to make homemade bread! I've been experimenting with cheesecake recipes, too.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried a new chicken casserole for dinner. When I lifted it out of the oven, the glass bottom of the pan popped out and all the food ended up on the floor, thankfully not on my bare feet!