I am the mother of 4 and step-mom of 2. Between "our" kids, we have 9 grandchildren. 7 boys and 2 little girls. I just rediscovered cooking. I havent spent much time in the kitchen for the last 20 years, give or take. We just finished building our new home and I LOVE my new kitchen. It is what has inspired me to start cooking again. I designed it and it is absolutely perfect for me. My hobby is that I love to trail ride with my friends. My favorite is when we ride and then come back to a potluck meal. But then again, after a few hours of riding, even a hotdog taste gourmet :-) The photo is my 4 children and one of my grandsons. Under "Cooks that I Like", there is a picture of my step daughter Cassie, with our granddaugther Chloe.
My favorite things to cook
I don't really have a favorite. I like to cook most anything, I just hate the clean up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When the kids were little, we use to do a holiday cookie baking. I think we will start that one again since we have gotten away from it the past few years. We also re-started the tradition of a once a month family dinner. This includes all our siblings and their children, as well as our children and grandchildren. We added a new twist of a "theme" for each month, rather than the same ole things. It was fun and made us reach outside of our comfort zone, so I think we will continue.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving turkey of my married life, my oven went out, so I had to cook the turkey on top of the wood stove just like little house on the prairie. It was so moist and tender and to this day, it is the best turkey that I have ever fixed.
My cooking tragedies
That I stopped cooking, and we ate way too much take out. Spent way too much money, and gained way too much weight.