I am a military wife, with 4 kids, ranging from 20 1/2, to 6. I love to try new things, and to see what I can make out of things in my pantry. I am a nurse, and also a hairstylist, with a salon in my home.
My favorite things to cook
Simple pasta dishes, stir fry's, and I am in search of really authentic asian recipes. I think I make a pretty killer won ton soup with shrimp !
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking for people I care about. I enjoy it so much, and taeching my kids to cook. They aren't as into it as I hoped, but when my oldest moved out, she would call me all the time, asking how to make some of her favorites, so I got one of those journal books, and wrote down everything I could think of, and gave it to her!
My cooking triumphs
Making the best shrimp scampi ever, that my in-laws said tasted better than any restarant version!
My cooking tragedies
Trying a shortcut someone told me about, for making dumplings out of pancake mix. My brother-in-law was over, and I made it. My husband said, "did you put maple syrup in the dumplings?" I said "NO, WHY!!!!"
Well, they tasted like it, and I looked at the box of pancake mix, and it said in small print, "maple flavoring added"! How mortifying!