I am a mother of four young children, I have a great husband and I am a stay at home mom. I do my best to prepare three meals a day (I admit, sometimes it is cereal for breakfast), so I like to look at this website alot!
My favorite things to cook
We love Mexican food! My husband says Italian runs right up there with Mexican for him, and I like it too, so those are our primary meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm trying hard to follow in the footsteps of my mom and grandmother, making cutout cookies for the kids (I am perfectly happy with cookies that don't require cutting), but cutouts are so much more fun for them, so there you go. I really do like donning my apron though, and digging my hands into bread dough and such. It is very relaxing on a stressful day to work that stress out in a loaf of bread. And good results, too!
My cooking triumphs
It has to be the bread. I really never thought I would ever bake as well as my grandmother, but I surprised myself! It doesn't have her special touch, but it's good.
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married I was such a terrible cook!!! My poor husband did his best to endure burnt and charred food, but we often threw it away and made another trip to McDonalds... I'm so glad those days are behind us! I did keep on trying, though, and with much practice my cooking became much, much better.