I am Mom to two wonderful kids ages 8 and 11 and wife to a great husband who, bless his heart, puts up with me! I am a preschool teacher of four-year olds during the school year and nature camp counselor during the summer! I am also an avid health nut! I make everything from scratch, nothing processed, and I Try to get to the gym as much as our busy schedules will allow!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook and bake almost anything, but most of what I cook and create has a healthful spin on it- I love to do recipe revamps and make our old favorites healthier. In the summer I have a huge garden that gives us lots of goodies!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved cooking alongside my mom growing up (and still do actually!) and some of my favorite times in the kitchen are during the holidays when my mother and siblings and I (and our spouses) are all fighting for space in the kitchen together, cooking rich, delicious foods, and driving each other nuts at the same time :)!
My cooking triumphs
I always bake a great deal of cookies (about 15 varieties) during the holidays which I give as gifts to family and friends each year. In the past a number of our friends and family, as well as my husband's co-workers, have asked whether or not I sell them or have thought about it. So the last couple of years I have and have been very successful!!!
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a nice-looking cupcake to save my life! Cakes just never rise the was I want them to, which is odd, because my muffins always come out awesome, and I rarely ever use a recipe for any muffin!