I'm a 40-something mom to a very active and adventurous 4-year-old boy. I have a very stressful career outside the home and very little time to cook on weeknights, so I'm extremely thankful to be married to a man who enjoys cooking and is great at it.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, cakes, pies, desserts, candies and other special treats; appetizers, and just about anything for a holiday, party, or other special occasion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nana's Kolaches, Grandma's stuffed peppers, baking (and decorating!) Christmas cookies with my mother, Mom's holiday snack mix and caramel corn, Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, my mother's stuffing, and my husband making the gravy.
My cooking triumphs
Cheese cake, trifle, sweet potato casserole, seven layer salad, spaghetti.
My cooking tragedies
Every fancy recipe I've ever attempted.