I am wife to the incredibly talented "Greg the Computer Guy," mom to an energetic 4 year old boy named Kaleb, and I'm expecting another little one by June 2011. I also enjoy cooking and experimenting with all types of food in the kitchen, gardening in our backyard, photography of all sorts of random things, and art of all kinds. I have also been told that I talk too loudly.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make new deserts and cakes from scratch, trying a new recipe each time. I also love experimenting with just about everything, especially main dishes. I have invented a few recipes and I have perfected the roasted turkey (well, at least my family thinks so). I really enjoy trying new recipes, especially ethnic ones.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've been cooking since I was really little (before I was 10). I was the oldest of 4 kids and it was mostly our job to make dinner every night, so I was the one that usually planned the meals. My parents taught me how to cook, and now I am trying to teach my son how to put things together in the kitchen. (Of course, he is only 4, so about all he can do to help is mix stuff up and help flip a pancake!)
My cooking triumphs
I love to entertain for people, and planning for big meals is something I am good at. On Christmas 2009, I made a meal for about 25 people practically by myself... all homemade. It was a hectic, crazy day, but it was all worth it to see how my cooking affected everyone in such a positive way. I love how everyone begs for me to make my turkey for just about every special occasion.