I am a 38 year old mother of five, I am recently separated from my husband of 17 years. I am really enjoying being single again after all these years, and I have rekindled my love for cooking and inventing new recipes for my kids. Having 5 children has made me very creative in the kitchen. There have been times when the budget was tight and I had to make food stretch. I am a pro at making meals from almost nothing or ehatever is in the pantry!! And the kids LOVE how it turns out!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that comes out good . .LOL. I do enjoy baking, however sometimes I can get frustrated with it. My Mom has been a chef for years. Everyone looked forward to Christmas because it meant you were getting a cookie tray from her, she has slowed down over the years and now my sister, who can't even boil water has taken to baking cookies, and I must say they are terrific, better then moms in some cases., lol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my mom and watching her in the kitchen cooking holiday meals. She would beam with pride when the entire family, 20+ would come for holidays and picnics. She is the Matriarch of 8 sisters and 1 brother. I will always remember the way she looked when she was cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I made cookies one year for Christmas, they were my moms specialty. She said they were even better then hers! That made me proud.
My cooking tragedies
TOOOOO many to name!! LOL