I am a 34 year old mother of two - both under the age of 3! My husband and I both work full time, so cooking a quality, healthy, fast meal is always a challenge. My husband and I love to take our girls camping, we love to watch Pittsburgh Steelers Football, and Atlanta Braves baseball. So, tailgating food is another favorite :-) I was introduced to Allrecipes.com by a friend at work - my favorite feature is the search by ingredients. So, so, handy...plus, I love that the system creates my shopping list for me. Anything to save time!!!
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food. Simple recipes - no Martha Stewart for me!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking for the Holidays - especially Christmas. Our biggest family tradition is to have a finger food feast on Christmas Eve. Christmas cookies have always been a huge tradition for us. My mother always made every single holiday special, and my biggest desire is to do the same for my girls!
My cooking triumphs
Last year I made my first cheesecake! Of course, it couldn't just be a regular old fashioned cheesecake. It was a pumpkin spice cheesecake with pecan sandies crust and pecan topping. Our Thanksgiving was fantastic!
My cooking tragedies
I was going to make brownies - FROM A BOX - for my husband and his friends because they were getting together to watch a football game. I switched the measurements for the water and oil. Needless to say, the brownies were a huge flop.