I am a happily married stay-at-home mom to my three kids. I love experimenting in the kitchen and watching my family enjoy the fruits of my labor.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort foods - casseroles, slow cooked meals, and desserts similar to the ones my grandmother used to make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I adjust my cooking to the seasons. We grill out often in the summer, and enjoy hearty soups and stews in the winter. I also love themes and traditions, especially around the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I love to entertain and throw dinner parties. I enjoy planning the menu ahead of time and providing a variety of dishes for each course.
My cooking tragedies
Expecting a large crowd for a party, I prepared a huge pot of seafood gumbo the day before. After so much time, effort & money spent on it, I scorched it just before the guest were to arrive and had to throw out the whole batch. My husband made a last minute run to a local seafood restaurant to replace it. To this day, I have never attempted another pot of gumbo.