I am a Pastor's wife who hates "entertaining"! I love having people over but I am very casual and love to have others in my kitchen working with me and figuring out how to feed lots of mouths(usually teens) with little food. I have been married for 19 years and have 2 sons (16 + 17). I love working with teeneagers 'most' of the time. I started cooking as a kid for my 'meat & potatoes' family so mostly I cook basics with a twist. I live in the far North so fresh is not always available or affordable so I have learned to make do with what I can get.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake or make funky salads. Cookies are my specialty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Perogies from scratch. Great-Grandma's butter tarts at Christmas. Cheesecake for my eldest's b-days. Rhubard stew is always fun to have on hand in the summer with Ice Cream!
My cooking triumphs
I very rarely plan a meal so when one comes together and works and everyone is pleased, that is a triumph for me!
My cooking tragedies
When I first tried boiling potatoes (age 12) but didn't realize that you needed to add water. I discovered them 15 minutes later with a house full of smoke! I never talked on the phone while cooking for a VERY long while again.