I am a homeschooling mom, part-time librarian and writer. Cooking is my default creative outlet :) I do it when I am happy, sad, stressed, excited, hungry...
My favorite things to cook
Made-from-scratch cakes, pies, biscuits; Mexican: tamales, enchiladas; big family dinners that remind me of my childhood: chicken and dumplings, creamed chicken, sausage gravy and biscuits.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making requested birthday dinners and cakes. Making, decorating and distributing Christmas cookies with my kids. Thanksgiving!
My cooking triumphs
People eat it and come back for more, haha...
My cooking tragedies
When I was 20, I was making my son's homemade chocolate cake for his birthday and many guests were expected. In my nervous flurry, I accidentally grabbed the mason jar containing baking soda instead of the one with powdered sugar, and made the entire batch of icing with it. I did not realize my mistake until I'd finished frosting the cake and licked the spatula. It was awful! I had to send my husband out at the last minute to buy a cake from the grocery store!