I'm a 35 yr old wife and mother. I have a 19 yr old picky eater and a 13 yr old with a more adventurous pallette who shares my love of cooking. Unfortunately my husband thinks of vegetables as toxic waste. Unless it's battered or pickled...forget it! I prefer to spend my time cooking, reading, or visiting with my large extended Family. I'm interested in changing myself into a balanced and healthy person.
My favorite things to cook
I love making theme meals! I will have dinner parties with everything from the appetizers to dessert from the same culture, area or event. ex:camping food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandmother started teaching me too cook almost before I can remember! It was a lot of basic, hearty foods. Something that could be stretched to feed a family with 12 kids. Old Fashioned desserts were her specialty. No one could resist Granny's pies! lol
My cooking triumphs
I have a few recipes that people routinely ask for. There's my Red Pepper Pasta Salad. An awesome recipe for Seafood Cacciatore. And for dessert my favourite has to be chocolate. I love my recipe for Decadent Fudge Pecan Brownies with a peanut butter and caramel sauce mmmmm!
My cooking tragedies
One time I forgot to dump the tenderizing marinade for some stewing beef before I used it in a chili. All you could taste was the vinegar! It was terrible.