Hello AR friends... my name is Tracie, I live in a small town in Minnesota about hour north of Minneapolis. Have a house with 4 1/2 acres, a nice big veggie garden in summer (love it)I am a single mother of two, a son who is 15 (andy) and a daughter (nicole) who is 18 and graduates this year :( where does the time go?!! i was a mom at a young age and have raised my children mostly on my own, with no help. There has not been alot of time for me to cook or money for "good" food. My kids are older now, and i'm ready to spend more time doing what i like to do, cook! i do like to bake also. i work at a law firm during the week, and a second job at a liquor store on saturdays. it's been a tough life, but my kids are what i live for.
My favorite things to cook
i love to cook things that my kids like. they are picky too which makes it hard. mostly, quick, easy, fast meals. slow cooker, mexican, italian, etc. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
no traditions, as of yet. although my daughter loves grammas "kifle" cookies that are a hungarian tradition in my family (gramma/grandpa came from hungary). so, this christmas, i requested the recipe for Kifle and am planning to make soon. It is a moon shaped cookie with dough on the outside, filling inside consists of walnuts and sugar, etc. can't wait to have some traditions to pass on!
My cooking triumphs
i dont know about triumphs, but anytime i make something both kids like, it's a triumph in my book :)
My cooking tragedies
haven't had too many tragedies.. haven't burnt the house down yet :) woot woot