I am a happily married mother of two beauties (5 & 7) with a love of cooking that was born in 2002 ( same year as my oldest) and nurtured between this site and Rachel Rays 30 minute meals show. I always wanted to be known as a great cook like my grandmother. ( rest her soul) but never thought I could or really tried until then. I love this site & Rachel Ray for showing me that it can be fast, easy, affordable, healthy and delicious! Since then I've grown over the years and my cooking has too. Cooking is my zen, keeps me & my family healthy, well fed, ( even in these tough times) and around the kitchen table. The way families should be!
My favorite things to cook
Hmm.. Antything my kids will eat ; )! Mexican, pasta, pizzas, steaks, stir fries, my from scratch sauces..
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making everyone a special cake on their birthday! Our indoor hot dogs, smores, and hot chocolate I. That first snow day from school. Baking cookies with my kids.
My cooking triumphs
My first attempt at crepes.. They came out perfect! Finally getting my pot roast to taste just like grandmas!! My first broiled herb whole chicken..
My cooking tragedies
Ohhh.. The first time I tried to kick up jar bought pasta sauce and make it extra garlicky for my new ( at the time) hubby. I added a Ton of garlic SALT... Ewww.. I still shudder... My first attempt at homemade apple sauce cake, for got the baking soda.. It as all different colors and tastes! And when I tried to make chic chip cookies with splenda. Gross.. Dnt ever do it!