I am happily married with four great kids. I help my husband run several businesses which takes most of my time, but I really love the outdoors - boating, skiing, swimming, four wheeling, hiking. Also a huge Utah Jazz fan. I love to travel - everywhere possible! I hit the gym early every morning, do volunteer work at church and in the schools, and read in my spare time. I am quickly getting addicted to allrecipes.com!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I'm not a big dessert person, except homemade cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think family dinner is important but becoming obsolete in our society. I try to make dinner from scratch, with the table nicely set, as many nights a week as possible. Difficult with everything our big family is involved in, but the payoff is worth it! We often have "extras" at our table - friends, neighbors, whoever is around when it's time to eat. (I'm not sure it is always a "coincidence" they are around at dinner time!) It is a happy, bonding time when our kids will open up and talk.
My cooking tragedies
Lots! My mom didn't cook much, so I am self-taught. You have to take risks to get better. Results are not always so good :)