I've been cooking since I was 8 years old. There's pretty much not a cuisine type that I don't like, although I do tend to favor Italian and Mexican foods. Right now, one of my joys is cooking for my church on Wednesday evenings before service. We have a crowd of about 60, and it's so fun for me! I work from home, and have 4 kiddos, so life is definitely busy. Cooking a big meal, and having my family all with me, is heaven on earth.
My favorite things to cook
I love making one pot wonders. Even now, as a work at home mom, I am all about some one pot meals. My kids love soups and stews, so that is a great thing!
My cooking triumphs
In April 2010, I competed in the Pillsbury BakeOff, in Orlando, FL. While I didn't win, the whole experience was a dream come true!! I will never forget it, and I made so many friends, who "get" me, as a foodie! lol
My cooking tragedies
Thanksgiving 2006. We were hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in our new house. I decided to try out a turkey recipe that called for laying bacon across the turkey, and basting it in a maple syrup/butter glaze. Oh, and I used a "heavy duty" foil pan. Yeah, an 18 lb turkey covered with bacon and getting glazed with maple syrup doesn't do real well in a foil pan. Needless to say, we got to make sure the smoke alarms in our new home were fully functioning!!