I have been married since 06/06/06 to my high school sweetheart. We just had our first child, a daughter :) We have two dogs. We have a large circle of family and close friends, so we always have some gathering or party to go to.
My favorite things to cook
I am good with casseroles and my favorite one to make is Shepards Pie and scalloped potatoes with smoked sausage. I am also good with any kind of lasagna. I like using my slow cooker for chili and roasts. I like to find new recipes on this website because they are typically easy to follow and turn out well for me. It is a good website for cookers who are just starting out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom and Gram make excellent homemade stuffed green peppers with spanish rice. I haven't attempted those yet. My mom's signature dish for the holidays is swedish meatballs all handmade with a homemade gravy. I haven't attempted those either.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first homemade fresh peach pie, which I thought I was going to somehow mess up. But, it turned out amazing. I am not a very good baker, but I might just have a talent for making pies.
My cooking tragedies
I'm probably the only person who thought that to make a lot of jello, you just add a lot of water. Which I did. And I couldn't figure out why the jello never set until I called me mom and she told me more water does not equal more jello.