I am a teacher of preschool children with disabilities. I taught all levels for two years in the Alaskan bush. I have 8 children and many grandkids. I love going to church, being with friends and family, and working with young children. I have a rustic cabin out in the country built by my kids. I raised my children the 'old way' and raised, made, preserved, grew, processed, etc., almost everything we ate for many years. I have been a writer and a musician, and have even worked in house building, as well as farming and cooking. I believe in raising your own food, breastfeeding your babies, loving your kids enough to make them behave, and daily reading of the Bible. I pray daily and trust the Lord for all the things in my life that I need.
My favorite things to cook
Breads, Mexican food, fresh vegetables, stew, beans, deer meat, seafood.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas and other holiday treats, breads, making tortillas, entertaining family and friends.
My cooking triumphs
breads, feeding a large family, stretching a budget with creative cooking, planning menus for a whole month at a time.
My cooking tragedies
burning the beans the first year of my marriage