I am a stay-at-home mom with seven kids. During the school year, my energy is directed towards home schooling my six children, and taking care of the baby. My summer months are full of gardening, home improvement projects and having fun with the family.
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything stir-fry. I love dishes with a peanut based sauce. I also enjoy making special breakfast for my family on the weekend. And I love desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
No Bake Cookies during the holidays are a must. We also must have "pink stuff" at every family potluck. (cottage cheese, whipped cream, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and strawberry jello)
My cooking triumphs
For my two sons' birthday party (both born on March 30th five years apart) I went all out for the food. In addition to making Hamburger Cookies in honor of April Fool's Day, I also made many kid friendly foods and several that the adults raved over. They named it a culinary success.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, there are so many to choose from. How about the time I was 12 years old and accidentally substituted baking soda for the baking powder in some pancakes. I couldn't figure out why they were not cooking. So my dad came in and tasted one to see if he could help me out. I will never forget the look on his face when all that baking soda hit his tongue! Since that day, I have always been extra careful that I do not mix up baking soda and baking powder.