I am a stay at home mother to an awesome 2 and a half year old son. I work from home to keep the bills up to date and we share a house with my Mom for now. I do probably 95% of the cooking around here and my little helper joins in for most of that, too. I am a crafter of all sorts of whatever-i-feel-like-makings. I can't sew or crochet or knit or quilt yet, but I will attempt it someday. I'd love to be able to make flattering aprons. :) I love sending out real mail, and I almost always go the extra mile to make the package artistic and interesting. I love to use tons of pretty and interesting stamps, too... even if it costs 5 dollars to ship! I am sure my post office hates me... hehe.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups, cookies, salads and salad dressings! I am a fan of making almost everything from scratch. I also love grilling.. pretty much anything on the grill. Even pizza! Oh. And I love to make pizzas. Sometimes I go on a bread baking kick, or a baking kick in general. I also make alot of chicken dishes. It's healthier than red meat, but it's also about the only meat my son will eat besides hamburgers! mmmm.... Burgers! I love making crazy burgers. And breakfast! I love to cook breakfast! Okay, I love to cook. Different flavors for different days. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I will be starting some with my son. He loves to cook with me right now and REALLY loves when I print off a new recipe from this site. He knows when he sees it's a recipe that we will be cooking soon! Christmas cookie extravaganza will be a cooking tradition in the future, I am sure. I also plan on making crazy artsy recipe cards for all of the extra special recipes that my son will (hopefully) want in the future. Maybe I will even make a cooking scrapbook! So many ideas... my son is young and I don't have any family cooking traditions from before. I will be starting fresh. :)
My cooking triumphs
Anything my little boy will eat that my mother raves over and that I also enjoy myself. We are all living together, so it's nice when I can find things that we ALL love to put into rotation. I also make an amazing cheesecake. ;)
My cooking tragedies
There are some from time to time... I am very good at cooking eggs any style, but on occasion they fail. When they do, it can actually ruin my day! Or at least my morning.