I am a former music teacher, now a stay at home mom of 2 boys. I love cooking and I am known for my desserts, especially cheesecake. I once had a cheesecake business but had to give it up when my second child was born.
I am also a professional vocalist and have a degree in music ed. My cooking is strongly influenced by the wonderful cooks in my life - my mother in laws, my mom, grandmother and good friend Elizabeth.
My favorite things to cook
Cheescakes - favorite 2 are cafe latte and white chocolate raspberry appetizers - all kinds, Italian - chick parm, spaghetti w/ meatballs, Southern Comfort - like Paul Deen, breakfast/brunch items and kid friendly cuisine
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandmothers' egg casserole and sticky buns for Easter brunch
citrus creme brulee baked french toast, sausage - cheese grits casserole, fruit salad for Christmas morning breakfast
My cooking triumphs
Full Thanksgiving meal made in crockpots and stovetop when oven was broken. It was wonderful, despite my hysterical crying after my oven broke the night before Thanksgiving!!!!
My cooking tragedies
When I was 16, I made a cake using bacon grease - I thought it was shortening. The foul smell filled the house and my brother has never let me forget it! Everything I make he asks if it has bacon grease in it!