I love to bake, so the holidays are my best time to shine in the kitchen! I have 3 children so I really enjoy quick and easy meals, but I really enjoy taking on a new challenge every now and again!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts are my number one specialty. I make a mean caramel corn every winter and various kinds of Christmas cookies. I also enjoy making cheesecakes. Roast chicken is another of my specialties, as well as lasagna.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love all the traditions surrounding the holidays! We always have turkey on Thanksgiving, ham at Christmas and Cornish Hens and Black Eyed Peas for New Years! My mom always used to bake up a storm during the holidays and now that torch has been passed to me!
My cooking triumphs
I finally made my first Thanksgiving turkey this year! We always went to someone else's house so I never had to make one before, but it turned out perfectly browned, moist and delicious! I was so proud!
My cooking tragedies
I will never live down the time I started a fire making macaroni and cheese. Note to self: always check the burner pans for spills before lighting the stove!