Hi there! I am mostly a stay @ home to 4 children. I work a few hrs a wk @ a family flower shop. I lived in upstate NY until last yr, when we moved to southern NY to live out in the country. Someday, I might raise chickens, but for now I guess you could say we're "practicing" w/ pheasants (long story). I love the country life & I love animals, but most of all I love my family!
My favorite things to cook
The easier, the better - as long as it tastes good!
I get the most reward out of making a dinner from scratch and watching the family go for seconds ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with my kids. They've always enjoyed helping in the kitchen - from the time they were tiny tots.
My 10 yr old son especially enjoyed helping me on Thanksgiving! Last night he decided to make his own apple pie from scratch. Now I have to worry about keeping up with him :)
My cooking triumphs
I think I've finally conquered meatloaf!! It took lots of yrs. & different recipes (I did not go w/ my mom's which uses crackers).
Apple pie is always a hit too. I use a basic recipe that I saved from a high school cooking class.
My cooking tragedies
meatloaf!! One of my 1st meals that I attempted after I was married was meatloaf...and it was a disaster! Someone gave me the advice to put condensed tomato soup IN the mix and I didn't have a meat thermometer, so the loaf always looked uncooked. I cooked that thing for almost 2 hrs & it was hard as a rock on the outside & the inside was dry but still looked a little re, thanks to the soup! I don't recommend trying to cook that as a newlyweds' 1st meal.