I was a young single mom who in late 2007(through to present) has found myself in an amazing relationship with a man who has 4 kids...collectively we have 5 kids so cooking for me has taken on a whole new meaning (not to mention the amount of serving sizes!! yikes! hahaha.
On an updated note,in July 2009 we a new addition to the family a wee girl.... now we are a family of 8! WAHOO!
I have found a great zest for cooking and am always hunting around for new great recipes or hints around the kitchen. I have created a few of my own really easy dinners to put together in a relatively short period of time. Now feeding 8 is my huge challenge but I am told I have a knack for stirring up a great meal which is a big thanks to growing up watching my mom toss things together in the kitchen. Nothing is ever as good as mom's cookin! One day I hope to be a close second! ;) Oh and vegetarian dishes as my sister is now an organic vegetarian!
I am outgoing, adventurous and known to make people smi
My favorite things to cook
Baking --> Gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, banana bread/muffins,pumpkin pie, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES and saucepan fudgey cookies :)
Cooking--> I am now an intermediate cook. My favorite dishes to make are Hawaiian Meatballs, roast chicken, shepherds pie, chilli for wimps, stuffing covered pork chops and experimenting with a new recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's Cheesecake, a recipe that she got from my aunt.... I adore it and we only get it if we are lucky once a year....
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say cooking (anything)for 7+ because its a lot different than cooking for 2 or 1. In which case it would be my first lasagne (ever)on April 1 2008.
My classic Sheperds pie which I am always altering ingredients and the first steak I made in March 2008.
October 2008 made my first set of pies (all sugar free) which were a pumpkin and apple pie.
2009- it would be my meatball recipe and really going out of my comfort zone trying new ingredients like eggplant and zuccini, trying a ratatouille dish so forth.
2010- what an experimental year I had! I've experimented with squashes, eggplant, pastas, sauces, soups, BBQ, burgers, seafood, vegetarian dishes and of course still refining my tried and true dinners.YOU NAME IT a year of very little repeats, a lot of family support and a lot of full bellies of delcious food.
My most recent triumph is cooking Turkey dinner for Christmas for 18 people in a very VERY tiny kitchen!!It was quite a gamble as I had never cooked a turkey IN M
My cooking tragedies
The death by chocolate cupcakes I made for my dad....everything was from scratch and they were so hard you could break windows....the blue icing melted and looked gross....absolutly horrific but hilarious...my mom tried to eat one...when she dropped it on the plate I thought it was going to break....we laughed so hard we cried.