I'm a busy working mom. My husband and I are both very active and enjoy lots of different sports. I love volleyball and have been playing for 19 years, but also enjoy frisbee golf, hiking, playing with my family outdoors, building LEGO creations with my son, and encouraging my family to try as many new things as possible.
My favorite things to cook
Well, being so busy, I need to find quick, healthy meals that my family will enjoy. I cook pasta a lot, so I guess it's my favorite because it's so versitile and easy. But, task me with making dessert, and I'm happy as can be!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always makes her apple sausage stuffing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's so delicious, I eat more of it than anything else! We are still a young family, so we don't really have any cooking traditions of our own, yet!
My cooking triumphs
I grew my own basil this summer and made several batches of pesto for the first time. I finally feel like I know enough about cooking and how foods go together that I don't need to follow recipes all the time.
My cooking tragedies
There are so many! I once tried to make spinach pesto, which turned out so terrible and soupy that I threw it all out. I also over-tweaked a muffin recipe to try to make it healthier but the muffins were so bland, dry, and crumbly that nobody wanted to eat them!