I am a mother of a 12 year old girl and a 6 year old boy. I have been married for 13 years and I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering at my children's school.
My favorite things to cook
I love making anything that gets rave reviews, but my favorite things to cook are roasted chicken with all the fixin's, soups (chicken, hamburger, french onion), and I love to bake all kinds of goodies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When roasting a chicken or turkey, pour boiling water over bird before putting in the oven. It scalds the skin and seals in juices. Also, add a couple tablespoons of ginger to stuffing to prevent indigestion.
My cooking triumphs
Baking various goodies - and even homemade bars of soap, to sell at my kids' school bake sale, and having all of my goodies sell within the first hour of the sale. Learning that I can make a pumpkin pie that puts my Mom's pumpkin pie to shame (my Mom could have started her own bakery - her baking was so delicious)!
My cooking tragedies
Baking frog's legs with so much garlic that they were unedible. What was I thinking?! Frog's legs?!... That was many years ago (in my defence).