I am a wife, mom to a couple mutts, and big time home cooker. I coach volleyball to high school kids at a pretty high level, and usually find myself tired and strapped for time. My husband is an amazing man who says he loves everything I make (which is the main reason I married him). He is a police officer who works hours that can be long and erratic. Nothing makes me happier than a meal I can throw together (while drinking a glass of wine) in less than an hour. It also helps if the recipe is easy enough for me to watch my recorded TV shows, scold my dogs, and fold laundry at the same time as cooking!
My favorite things to cook
White bean chicken chili, cheddar broc soup, fajitas, grillen bacon jalapeño poppers, corn meal pancakes, and mixing most cocktails (does mixing count as cooking???)
My cooking tragedies
Thanksgiving 2011. Let's just say the house smelled more like a fireplace than like apple pie.