I've been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years. We have 3 children, ages 5, 3, and 1. We live in Las Vegas (yep, people actually live here), but lived in Texas for 5 years. We moved to Vegas to start a church, and it's been going great! We have family in town, but we're always meeting new people. Having folks over for a big home-cooked meal is a great way to have fun and get to know one another.
My favorite things to cook
While living in TX, we ate ALOT of Mexican/Tex-mex food and now we can't live without it! I also love to cook Mediterranean-style meals. Anything that is grilled/broiled with lots of lime and cilantro will be a favorite of mine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and I would always bake pies Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy's parade on tv... Even though she lives far away, I still do this and now I've been letting my daughter help.
My cooking triumphs
I made the best apple pie in the whole world, last year. Maybe it was just a fluke, but it seriously was the best I'd ever had!
My cooking tragedies
I got this recipe for chicken fajitas from an authentic Mexican cookbook. I followed the recipe exactly, but somehow they turned out sooooo nasty. My husband ate them anyway, pretending to like them, but I refused. I was so mad, they seriously took way longer than the quick kind, where you just add fajita seasoning. Never again. (I'm still a little bitter)