I am a 22-year-old stay-at-home mommy of 2. I married my highschool honey and we've been together 6 years. I have loved to cook since I was 5 or 6, and started cooking entrees and sides when I was 8 or 9. I started planning, preparing, and cooking holiday and family meals when I was 12. I cook everyday, whether it's a meal or just a snack.
My favorite things to cook
I love to recreate restaurant and store-bought favorites. I like cooking chinese and mexican food the most, but I also enjoy creating my own marinades, mixes, rubs, sauces, etc. Anything to cut out preservatives and that ever-expensive middle man. I am the constant pursuit of a sure-fire copycat recipe for Shakey's mojos and Casa Ole red sauce (salsa).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I host Thanksgiving every year, and prepare most of the meal since I am picky eater and VERY particular about food handling. I host an annual cookie swap, as well. And I love potlucks.
My cooking triumphs
I have FINALLY created the perfect recipes for:
Broccoli Chicken stir-fry
Homemade Fresh Salsa
Homemade shelf-stable Pickled Okra
Homemade refrigerator Dill Pickles
and Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies
My cooking tragedies
Candy-making is my least strong suit, as I live in very-humid Texas... I have had many candy disasters.