I am a stay at home mom with 2 girls. I do like to cook, but find it hard to come up with ideas constantly, so I turn to the web and sites like this. I am a bit on the health conscience side, so try to cook that way for my family. I love to take a fatty recipe and try to "healthify" it. Enjoy trying new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake above all. Anything! If it is sweet, I want to make it. Cooking, I love trying new slow cooker ideas, casseroles, homemade salsa. I like a challenge, but nothing too much so, or I get antsy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year on Christmas eve, my mom makes a huge batch of stacked Swedish pancakes that drip with butter, cinnamon and sugar...delicious! We slice it like pie and eat until we are sick. Also, my girls and I do a ton of baking every holiday and give it all away to friends in pretty baskets. I love seeing their faces when we try new recipes and they find a new favorite!
My cooking triumphs
Nothing so over the top I feel like I can brag about it.
My cooking tragedies
Have tried a few things ...once I tried to make entirely fat free enchiladas...the cheese, the beans, tortillas..everything. Needless to say, my Rottweiler who would eat ANYTHING sniffed, and walked away. My husband took a bite and promptly spit it back on his plate. Had a batch of cookies once and some awful coffee truffles that I wouldn't feed to a rodent.