I'm a stay-at-home-mom of two wonderful boys. I *LOVE* to cook and bake, as I find it to be a great stress reliever and creative outlet. I've learned a LOT from All Recipes by comparing the differences between similar recipes (Alton Brown has helped a lot too &hearts ). I strongly believe in altering recipes to suit one's tastes, dietary needs, and ingredients on hand. After all, if we never altered recipes, we wouldn't have great chefs with original twists to old favorites or great cooking shows! ;-) In an effort to eat healthier, I rent a 300 square foot community garden plot where I grow almost all of our vegetables.
My favorite things to cook
SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS!! My sweet tooth is insatiable sometimes. Anything quick and easy. I love pastas, casseroles and slow cooker recipes. My taste buds and I get bored easily, so I'm always looking for new recipes to try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family is young, so we don't have a lot of traditions yet. My older son likes helping measure and stirring ingredients, so I try to have him help when there's time. I guess cookies are becoming a tradition. Cookies for almost every holiday! Son #1 always helps me decorate sugar cookies for Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
My cooking tragedies
Not too many tragedies, fortunately, so I can't think of any at the moment...