I'm a 27 year old living with my husband of 3 years, Jerry. We started out in Iowa, moved to Georgia and just relocated back to my home state, Oregon. My greatest passions are my family and God, and I have a very strong love for music.
I started cooking after my mother went back to work, when I was around 8 years old. I first thought it was a chore, but came to enjoy it when I realized how creative you can be with cooking.
Now I love being able to prepare and and share a wonderful meal with my family and friends. Cooking is just one more way I can serve those I love most.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, but due to health concerns, I must eat a low carb diet. So I'm learning to enjoy new cooking methods, such as grilling and pan frying.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spending hours in the kitchen with mom and grandma as a little girl. They are the ones who instilled the love of cooking in me. I've learned so much from them both.
My cooking triumphs
Probably the first time I made pancakes. It might sound silly, but I was just a kid and I was terrified that a pancake would end up on the floor, batter side down.
My cooking tragedies
I remember one time when I was a teenager, I made a box of brownies, but forgot to add the eggs. Uh, whoops! They turned out flatter than a flitter!