I have a teen age son, a house full of rescued puppies and I love to stay active.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetarian dishes. Living in the mid-west it is hard to find vegetarian friends. It is great to have them over for supper and to show them that they can love meat free food!! It is even better when they ask for the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was brought up on southern flair; wilted lettuce, pork chops, biscuits and gravy while my father's side is Irish, German Italian, so lots of great food variety!
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make the perfect loaf of bread and rolls.... my perfect baking tip: USE A thermometer to measure the temp of the water for the yeast!!
My cooking tragedies
Actually read to put 1 Tbsp of baking pwder in banana muffins... WOW... fluffy but tasted aweful! I knew it was wrong... but sure enough, it called for 1 TBSP!! The doggies got those muffins, they did not seem to mind the flavor!