I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3, currently taking classes to get into the RN program. I cook out of necessity and love trying out new recipes. I'm a frugal cook, though, and shy away from any gourmet that is more about presentation and less about flavor. I like to rotate my meals and am always looking to add more to my favorites.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a big fan of pancakes and bacon dinner, but at the request of my husband I only do that a couple times a month. My favorite things are anything that my kids will eat without complaint, as nothing ruins a mealtime quicker than a whiny child poking at their food.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some impressive birthday cakes - impressive to me, but filled with flaws. Still, they are fun to make and I always get a great sense of accomplishment.
I'm not a great adventure cooker, I rely pretty heavily on recipes. When I do manage to pull something together all on my own, I feel like I'm "The Woman", even if all I did was brown some meat, add a veggies, noodles and sauce.
My cooking tragedies
Where shall I begin? Ha-ha, that's why I'm not a good adventure cooker. I can only think of one time when I took my family out to dinner because what I ate was inedible. I have also apologized profusely at the table as we choke down our meal and I promise never to make it again. I believe I've even gotten up from the table once and destroyed the recipe then and there as to not have the displeasure again.