I love being a mommy. I have two little kiddos under three...one who loves to eat and try new things and one who would rather go to bed hungry than eat anything at all. I am married to a wonderful man who loves taking care of his family and playing with his babies. I am a physical therapist assistant by trade, but I have put my career on hold until my children reach school age. In the meantime, I go CRAZY staying in the house, so I get us all out as much as possible. I love to tinker with investment property and travel.
My favorite things to cook
I love, love, love to cook Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners and get everything just right. Everyday cooking frustrates me because I run out of recipes in my book and often don't have the time to get new ones and go shopping for new ingredients. I despise making the same old things! The trouble I have with some recipes (mainly from magazines) is that I live in rural West Virginia and finding a lot of the ingredients I need is next to impossible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking while involving my three-year-old is sooo much fun! Yes, it is time consuming, but he is learning to follow a recipe, measure, use cooking tools, clean up, etc. (Hopefully one day his significant other will thank me!) I am excited to involve my daughter soon too. We make cookies and cupcakes, etc at every opportunity and try to include my one-year-old in that as much as possible. Every tradition I can create is a memory we can hold onto forever.
My cooking triumphs
The Perfect Turkey, Basic desserts, Simple dinners
My cooking tragedies
My mom's loaf bread (unless you consider rocks to be tasty)