I am a stay-at-home-mom of three. Interior design, gardening, and cooking are hobbies of mine. I love the snow in the winter, but I'm dying to get my hands dirty in the garden this spring. I'm attempting my first vegetable garden this year!!! My husband and I have been married for over twelve years. We like to vacation with and without the kids, golf, and spend time on the beautiful lakes of Minnesota.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook usually fall under the catagory,"nobody likes this except for mom". I love restaurant-inspired dishes with fresh herbs and lots of veggies. I have recently, in the last two years, gotten pretty good at making many different kinds of soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being a proud norweigeon, many holiday baking traditions come from my grandma and great-grandma. Lefsa, Sandbakkels, flat bread, rosettes, krumkake are some of the baked goods that I am trying to pass down to the next generation.
My cooking triumphs
I've successfully made recipes from Food TV personalities for many years, but Ina Garten is by far my favorite. It seems like her recipes are fool-proof and are always good and very impressive for company.
My cooking tragedies
It seems like my tragedies are always on big holiday meals - like the very crunchy (raw) diced potatoes in the potato casserole on Easter. Or the dry (overdone) turkey on Thanksgiving. So my tragedies have always been for a very large audience.