I enjoy baking and cooking for my family. As a mother of triplet boys (born in 2001), I don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. However, what I do cook I want to be as healthy, nutritious, and quick as possible -- which is hard when they have the pickiest tastes! I love Allrecipes because it is a website that I literally go to every day. We have to eat, so why not find great recipes to make!
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles and one-dish meals. Sports practices, piano lessons,...my life is so busy now, I need recipes that are filling and nutritious (at least most of the time!!) and come together quickly.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up helping my mother, a true Southern cook, in the kitchen. My fondest memories are of both of us making biscuits and cookies. Now that I have children of my own, I realize how much the food bonded us a family --- the fun preparing it and the discussions while eating it.
My cooking triumphs
Nothing makes me feel better than when my boys tell me how good something tastes. They all three have different tastes and I try hard to please my picky eaters! Allrecipes has allowed me to search, get ideas, and make recipes for my family, friends, co-workers, and other events.
My cooking tragedies
My first home-cooked meal after getting married in 1989. I was 18 yrs old and decided to make fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Everything looked delicious when it was done. However, the first bite revealed the chicken was still pink inside and the potatoes were watery and tasteless. Needless to say, my husband was great about it but to this day, he is the only one who makes fried chicken and mashed potatoes!