I am a stay-at-home mom and housewife with two children and a happy hubby. Lexi is 5 1/2 and Clay is almost 3. They are my two best helpers in the kitchen. When it comes to outdoor cooking, like grilling or smoking, I turn that all over to my hubby. Out of everything I do in the kitchen, touching raw meat has got to be my least favorite. My favorite is, of course, anything with chocolate in it!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! There's something about mixing all those ingredients together and having something so delicious come out of it. But really, time in the kitchen making anything is destressing for me. I think what I like about it best is how happy a nice good meal makes everyone.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother loved to bake, and I learned much of my early cooking skills from her. Some of my fondest memories are of holiday baking - decorating Christmas cookies, dipping candy - and I now do those same things with my two children.
My cooking triumphs
I make excellent cheesecakes! My mother-in-law always tells me I should open a bakery
My cooking tragedies
I have two small children and lost count of how many cups of flour I had put in the cookies while supervising them. The cookies turned out VERY firm!