I'm a mid-life Mom, having raised 2 grown children and a three year old. I'm most interested in healthy and good tasting food for both me and my toddler
My favorite things to cook
I love to use my smoker but haven't come across many smoker recipes here yet. I love to make chili's and soups more than making a main course with side dishes. Salads are a favorite of mine too.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make homemade gravy years ago and learning on my own to make soups and stews.
My cooking tragedies
Years ago I made a batch of fantasy fudge from the label on nestles semi-sweet chocolate chips back then. I substituted real marshmallows for some of the marshmallow cream cuz' I didn't have enough. I added milk to the batch thinking it needed the liquid to balance out the marshmallows. It didn't set. I put the fudge in the fridge and it still wouldn't set. It didn't, so I put it in the freezer. It was set an hour later so I cut the fudge up into squares and put the squares onto a plate. Twenty minutes later the fudge on the plate was looking droopy so I set it in the fridge thinking it would be okay. It was late afternoon by then and my then husband came home from work not too long after I put the plate of fudge in the fridge. He opened up the fridge door to get a beverage and immediately slammed it shut exclaiming, "what's in there!!" I opened the fridge door and the fudge was in the process of thawing out and it had congealed into a blob that was moving off of the plate.