I am a stay at home Mom. I have 3 beautiful boys (4yrs, 2yrs & 3mo) who love to help me cook/bake. I have loved to bake/cook since I was 5yrs old. My first time making food was when I was 5 years old, I got a chair and made my own eggs. From that point on its been me and the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake sweets like cheesecakes, cookies, and anything else that looks interesting. I couldnt live without my slow cooker, I use that more than the stove top.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with my mom making buffet things for holidays. That rubbed off on me, I love making things buffet style not so much sit down meals. I am different than my mom though, I love to make different things all of the time.
My cooking triumphs
After 10 years of making cheesecakes I found the secret to making a cheesecake that didnt have a crack down the middle of it! I Was so pleased with myself I called my mom and offered to have a cheesecake tasting with all of her friends if I could pick out the cheesecakes and make them. (I made 10 different ones) Everyone loved them so much, 5 people called me and offered to pay me to throw a cheesecake tasting for them and their friends! Wonderful! How great it is now to get paid to do something that I love!
My cooking tragedies
I have a horrible time cooking meat. :-( I cant cook fried chicken without it being dry and over done, or pink and bloody. I cant cook fish, not that I care to, I dont eat fish. I cant cook pork chops without them being like shoe leather. The only way I can cook meat is in the slow cooker.. the slow cooker.. my friend.