I am a single mother of a teenage daughter. I love to cook. It is therapy for me. I am always on line finding new ways to cook simple things because I am not confident with new recipes. I love to slice and dice. It gives me a focus and takes me away from the stresses of the outside world.
My favorite things to cook
Mash potatoes. I am really good at changing it up with different spices, cheeses and creams. I think mash potatoes goes with practically anything. It is comfort food for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making sugared walnuts with my mom at Christmas time when I was a kid.
My cooking triumphs
Mash potatoes and a great BBQ bean recipe in the crock pot.
My cooking tragedies
Ham at Christmas time just this past year. So dried out. Good ham, bad cook. How can you mess up ham that you just have to heat in the oven? Need to find an exact recipe to bake a ham.