Hi! I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful, beautiful children. On the side, I have a small business making crafty-things, like non-slip headbands: www.deshlerdesigns.etsy.com
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook...my favorite things to make are healthy, fresh salads, and chocolate desserts. Wow, that sounds really contradictory!!! In the wintertime, I love to make homemade soups and stews...with homemade stock.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite tradition is to go to Findlay Market (Ohio's oldest outdoor food market) with my husband and kids and buy whatever is fresh and locally grown. Then, go back home and find a recipe for whatever we bought and cook it up!
My cooking triumphs
Hosting a 38th birthday party for my husband - Mexican Fiesta theme - for 20 people with a baby and a 2 year old on my hands!!! I made 2 different types of enchiladas, a taco bar, mexican rice, guacamole, and sopapilla cheesecake pie for dessert. I got most of my recipes from allrecipes.com and they were all a hit!
My cooking tragedies
That would be Thanksgiving when my glazed caramelized carrots recipe turned out a little TOO al dente...as in basically raw carrots! I still remember my grandmother trying to take a bite of a carrot, and not being able to because it was so hard! That taught me the lesson to always taste what you serve BEFORE you actually serve it!