I've always loved cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. I've been a stay at home mom for the past 11 years and have taken that opportunity to cook a variety of new dishes as well as some tried and true family recipes. I have 4 kids and a hubby who are good eaters but are very picky about what they eat. Cooking is only one of my many hobbies, and is also my most rewarding when it comes to the family.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking in general and can't pick just one favorite thing to make. I think some of the more fun things to do are the ones i can get my kids involved in also.. like homemade perogies or fried knepfla, cookies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a very german/ukrainian background. I can remember sitting with my Baba and making homemade everything!! From perogies to cabbage rolls to pickled beets. My Baba is the reason i love to cook. My grandma also cooked most of her things from scratch and although i do have some wonderful family recipes from her german background, her specialty was baking. I remember baking many many pies and cookies and squares with her and all the fun I had as a kid doing it. She's the reason I bake!
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything my picky family eats without complaining to be a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
i don't have many true tragedies when it comes to cooking. I have to admit though, the one thing i can never successfully do is bake a proper cake from scratch. For some reason they never turn out quite as fluffy and light and tasty as the box ones.. i always end up more with a thick heavy cake that no one really eats.