My name is Mandie and I am 24 years old. My husband and I have just relocated to Springdale, AR from Ohio. I have been cooking a lot more since we moved out here. I recently changed my way of life and I am focusing on eating much healthier foods. I love my husband and our two dogs more than anything.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are tilapia, chicken and pork chops. I also love to make any kind of veggies! I do have a knack for deserts and party appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas my whole family gets together. When we are all together there is a total of about 50 people! We always have a roasted turkey for Thanksgiving and a roasted ham for Christmas. Each aunt and uncle brings their own special dish to the party. It is wonderful! When I was a kid, at Christmas time me and my cousin, Matt, would go over to Grandma's house and we would make cookies, chocolates, and hard tack candy. Those are the memories that make me miss home.
My cooking triumphs
Superbowl 2007- Colts Vs. Bears- I made a cheeseball shaped like a football, and covered it in chopped pecans and used pimentos for the laces! I made pull apart maple pecan sticky buns for a Christmas party and they are just gooey goodness, and always a fave for the hubby!
My cooking tragedies
Well, I forgot to add milk to hamburger helper once, and it was AWFUL! When I was 16, I made my husband (he was boyfriend then) a giant heartshaped snickerdoodle. I burned it and put so much cinnamon on top, it was all brown. He did not eat a single bite!!