I am married with 4 daughters, 16,14,12,9 years old. I am a nurse and don't get to cook or bake as much as when I was a stay at home mom. I miss it! I love to try new recipes along with our old faves!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that I know my family will enjoy. I love sitting down to the table and watching my kids and husband really like the food I cooked for them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make a blueberry pie every Thanksgiving since I was 15 years old. I found a recipe in a magazine and have tweaked it over the years. Now, it would be a tragedy if I didn't bake it every year.
My cooking triumphs
My oldest daughter constantly asks for me to make my cheese manicotti. My clam chowder is really big hit. It is something the entire family loves. That's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married, I remember I was baking for the holidays. I was new at all of this and whatever I was making called for some things to be mixed in one bowl and other ingredients to be mixed in another bowl. I was the one who got mixed up though and when my husband found me crying and asked what was wrong, all I could say was "I put the sugar in the wrong place!" I learnd that day that recipes don't always need to be followed exactly. Everything turned out OK. Sometimes when I am upset my husband asks if I put the sugar in the wrong place, 17 years later!