Christian, homeschooling SAHM. I like rich foods, but my weight prohibits me from endulging. My husband is very health-conscience, likes meat and vegetables and a hot meal 3x a day. He hates any white food (I just happen to love creamy dishes and cheese), so I am always looking for recipes that are a good compromise. We both try to eat high-protien, low-carb.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods, soups, stews, baked goods, etc. I try to prepare everything from scratch with fresh ingredients. I also love to experiment with Gluten-free, and sugar-free ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big pots of hearty chili that lasts all week. Homemade almond roca at Christmas. Peanut butter anything.
My cooking triumphs
A birthday cake that I made for my husband's 95-year old grandmother. It was Martha's meyer lemon cake recipe and it took me a total of 26 hours to make and decorate. It was beautiful and delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I spent 2 days making Bœuf bourguignon for a dinner party. When it was almost done I went to take a shower, left my husband in charge, and the bottom of the pot burned. I was able to (barely) save it by pouring it into another pot without stirring. My plan was serve it in ramekins with a smashed potato topping, put under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the tops of the potatoes. This didnt work. The potatoes made the stew spill over the edges, and THEN the potatoes burned. Messy and ugly presentation (but everyone said it tasted it good)!