Busy of mom 4 boys. Love to do all sorts of activites with them including baking/cooking. Work part-time as a pediatric RN. Enjoy running, downhill skiing, figure skating, shopping, reading, scrapbooking and traveling.
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake desserts, quick breads, muffins, and favorite meal to cook is brunch, and I enjoy making appetizers. HATE seafood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spritz cookies and Turkey Curry at Christmas, I bake and decorate a specially chosen cake for each of boys' birthday depending on the theme they chose. A new cheesecake every year for my husband's birthday (even though I dislike cheesecake!).
My cooking triumphs
Throwing dinner or appetizer parties for large groups. The different cheesecakes and pies that I've made over the years. I dislike both, and so I never can depend on my own tastes to know how they've turned out...but leaving with an empty pie plate or having my husband and kids finish an entire cheesecake tells me I've done great!
My cooking tragedies
Can't think of any right now...but I know I've had them over the years. One time I put twice the amount of pumpkin in a bread recipe and just as I placed the loaves in the oven, I realized it. Luckily, I was able to put the mix back in the mixture and double the dry ingredients...breads turned out fine!