I am 27 years old and have a wonderful husband and a beautiful 20-month old daughter named Lydia. I never thought I could love another person as much as I love her - she is truly the light of my life. She is a lively little girl who loves to help me in the kitchen. I love to cook. I began cooking with my mom at a very young age, and have continued the love for cooking and baking ever since. My mother is the queen of entertaining a crowd of people. So I have had a marvelous teacher in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes. My favorite thing to cook is Italian food. I also love baking. My whole family loves rhubarb, so any dessert with rhubarb is our favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my mother, sister, and I make lefse around Christmas. My mom and I also like to make rhubarb raspberry jam to give out as Christmas presents.
My cooking triumphs
I am not sure I would call any of my cooking a triumph, but the recipes that are well-liked by my husband, family, and friends would be: lasagna, chicken tortilla soup, 7-layer taco dip, and sour cream rhubarb pie.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count.