I am a wife and mom of teenagers, and I work in the food service industry as a baker. In my spare time I like to paint and do crafts.
My favorite things to cook
At work I love to bake treats for special occasions, such as Christmas cookies or specially decorated cakes for parties. At home on the weekends, my hubby and I like to experiment with stews, chili or ribs in our crock pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family's favorite birthday cake is cheesecake. Everyone has their own fruit topping that is their "special" one. My love of baking began when I was a kid watching my mom making homemade bread and doughnuts.
My cooking triumphs
I always get a kick out of making something that people are impressed by, but that is really easy. My boss recently told me that a spice cake I made was the best she ever had, but the secret ingredient in the recipe was a genarous amount of caramel pudding mix added to the batter and to the icing.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to mention!