I am 25 years old, and I am proudly an Air Force Wife. My husband and I have been married for 5 years, and I am always looking for new recipes to make for him. We don't have any kids yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed it happens soon. We have two precious Boston Terriers sisters, named Button and Dottie, and they are spoiled rotten. I have been teaching sixth grade for two years and I love it! My all time favorite hobby is baking, and I also love to cook!
My favorite things to cook
I love making desserts, but unfortunately my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. I usually make desserts for him to take into his work, and all the Air Force guys love it! They always ask for my Snickerdoodles and Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cup Cookies....Mmmm! I also make dinner just about every night. When it comes to dinner, my husband will try just about anything, so I make a variety of meals, from authentic Mexican recipes passed down from his grandmother, to wonderful new recipes I find on here.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my entire family goes to my grandma's house for Christmas Eve. It's tradition that my grandma always makes her famous lasagna, meatballs and Christmas Tree cookies. Each year, I look forward to these three treats, because she only makes them once a year. Since I got married, and moved away, I've made her meatball recipe twice and they were so yummy! They're my comfort food, and they remind me of home! I also enjoy making divinity every Christmas with my mom. We use a family recipe that was passed down from my great-grandma, and it's one of our favorite candies!
My cooking triumphs
I think my best cooking triumph was when I desperately needed to go grocery shopping...I had hardly anything in the cupboards, but I knew I could still try to find something good to make for dinner. I knew I had some frozen chicken, some Shake-n-Bake, spaghetti, and sauce. Without a recipe, I created the most delicious Chicken Parmesan Dinner I had ever had!! I dipped the chicken in flour, then egg, and lastly the Shake-n-Bake mixed with Parmesan cheese. Then fried the chicken breasts, for a few minutes to get them extra crispy, and finished baking them in the oven. I placed them over a bed of spaghetti, and topped them with sauce and mozzarella cheese. It has become one of our favorite dinners to this day!
My cooking tragedies
I was invited to a fourth of July party and wanted to bring a chocolate covered strawberry platter. I had made many, many chocolate covered strawberries before, because I worked in a bakery and made them each year for Valentine's Day. They always turned out beautiful with drizzled chocolate on top! Well, this time, I wanted to dip the strawberries in white chocolate and drizzle red and blue colored chocolate on top. I tried mixing in some food coloring into the white chocolate and well, that didn't work too well! It got thick, and clumpy! I tried adding some milk to thin it out, and that didn't work either. So then, I tried to make blue and red icing with powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and food coloring. I drizzled the icing over the strawberries, but it never quite hardened like I thought it would. I salvaged the best looking ones, and still took them to the party. I was disappointed in how they looked, but everyone else seemed to loved them, and they all got eaten!