I'm a 37 yo sahm of 3, and I love spending time in the kitchen
trying new recipes. I am not a gourmet cook, nor do I aspire to
be -- I just love food, cooking, holidays, and the traditions that
go with them.
My favorite things to cook
I am a HUGE casserole fan! My favorite of all time is the classic
tuna casserole. I also love baking, but only simple things like
cookies, bars, brownies, and so on. Every time I try a cake it
falls apart, so I guess that's just not my forte!
I also love salads of all kinds: simple green ones, fancy main
dish salads, pasta salads, rice salads, fruit salads,you name it -- I love to create (and eat!) them!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas, we make tons of sugar cookies with the kids. We
smother them with cream cheese icing and let the kids go crazy
with the Christmas color sprinkles.
Also, every fall I make my famous pumpkin bars (with homemade
cream cheese frosting). I bring those to every fall potluck and
party and they are always a hit.
My cooking triumphs
My pumpkin bars w/ cream cheese frosting -- I haven't met the
person who doesn't think they are to die for!
My cooking tragedies
Well, sadly -- I can't bake even a simple cake from a box without it collapsing...and my icing never looks pretty, it always looks like a preschooler did it!