Apr. 3, 2010 6:19 pm
Updated: Apr. 4, 2010 7:39 pm
I never knew I had a cooking blog on here! To celebrate Easter I am baking an Easter basket cake. It started first just as a plain jane carrot cake (hubby's favourite) and after searching for decorating ideas I decided to make it into a basket. It is 6:30 pm the night before Easter, the last…
I am a mom of three kids and a wife to an amazing husband who is in the US Navy. We move pretty frequently so I have the joy of tasting so many culinary delights that I add into my own cooking at home. We spent many years in the southern United States so I tend to have a southern/cajun flair to many things that I cook.
My favorite things to cook
I can make a mean pot of gumbo and red beans and rice, both perfected after many years of tweaking. I also love to use fresh and whole ingredients so we tend to eat many grilled veggies in our home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Day cannot go by without Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. Fat Tuesday is always celebrated with gumbo and friends. Thanksgiving is time for Deep fried Cajun Turkey, Candied and Praline Yams and Corn Casserole :) Actually when I think about it, we celebrate everything with food!
My cooking tragedies
The first meal I cooked for my husband... I was in my first apartment after 4 years of living in Army barracks so my first cooked meal consisted of pan chicken with fettuccine alfredo using a can of white sauce (noodles overcooked to a mush of course) and frozen veggies out of the bag mixed in- YUCK! I was so proud of myself for using the oven that night! We still laugh about that today!