I'm a a wife, mom to three kids, and full-time student at UNT. I cooked my first "Gourmet" meal when I was 12. I love to try out new recipes. Last summer I think I made something different to eat for dinner every night for a month!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake. I also stick with the recipe exactly the first time around, but rarely follow it subsequent times.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a kid every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Father's Day we would have a huge family get-together at my grandparent's farm. We would get there om Friday in order to help my grandma cook for Saturday's meal. It was where I got my first chance to cook, and I learned from my grandmother how to make the best down-home farm food on the planet.
My cooking triumphs
For my son's birthday this year, he wanted a firetruck cake. I made the icing myself, and with only 45 mimutes left before the party, quickly (and by the grace of God) decorated the best looking cake I have done in ten years!
My cooking tragedies
My son really wanted a priate ship birthday cake, and being the mom that I am, I was bound and determined to make the sucker. Well, I was preparing for the birth of our third baby, and I forgot to make the cake a day in advance. Needless to say, the whole thing fell apart. Thankfully my husband was there to save the day and made the cake stay together by fastening a paper priate hat around it.