I cook as much as my busy schedule allows, and I love having leftovers around to mix and match. I love making my own food using fresh ingredients instead of using storebought, processed foods.
My favorite things to cook
I do a lot of chicken recipes, and I love baking desserts! I always have a supply of my chocolate chip cookie dough balls stashed in the freezer for unexpected company, and I keep homemade waffles in the freezer for quick breakfasts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All of our big family gatherings center around the food. When we're eating one meal, we're planning what to have at the next one!
My cooking triumphs
I have a really awesome chocolate chip recipe that I've been perfecting for years - I always like to try a little different spice or a different amount of sugar or something - and I think it's finally ready to be debuted to the world.
My cooking tragedies
I once set a lemon meringue pie in a glass pie plate out to cool on top of the stove, not realizing the stovetop was on. When I realized what was happening and panicked, I moved the hot pie plate and the cold counter made the glass explode. Lemon meringue was everywhere, but at least nobody got hurt!