Married mom of two boys, love spending lots of time with them, and enjoy cooking, but sometimes I really just need a quick and easy recipe that fills us up.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. Sweets are my favorites to eat, so favorites to make too of course! I like my bread machine (when it doesn't collapse on me), but also love making cookies, cheesecakes, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Probably cheesecake got me going. I was intimidated about making it for the first time a few years ago, now it's a holiday tradition. I have a few tried and true recipes, but am always interested in finding other yummy cheesecake recipes too.
My cooking tragedies
Heh...several years ago, I was going to make homemade hummus for the Superbowl. I had dried beans, and was cooking them. Somewhere I read it could take several hours for them to cook, so I put them on the stove and went to church (I don't usually go either). I came back to a completely smoke filled house, nearly ruined my pot--took a LOT of scrubbing to get all the black off it, and it's still "different" than my other pots, plus that smoke smell in the house lasted for WEEKS. In my cooking experience since then, I still can't help but wonder whether the cemetary right next to our apartment may have played a role in that (I did have another haunting type experience before that, and many neighbors did as well). I've never come close to scorching beans like that in such a short time frame again.