Busy mom, perpetual student, and loving wife to my best friend :) Don't cook as much as I would like to, but I seem to be finding more time as of late!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Favorite baked goods include (but definitely not limited to): Snickerdoodles, Potato Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Rolls, Banana Bread. I love to try new dishes and seem to be on an Oriental kick as of late. I feel like my family and I have been on a perpetual rotation of the same 20 dinner recipes for the last five years, so I am really just trying to mix things up and please everyone at the same time.... wish me luck!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking anything with my mom - she makes pie crusts that NO ONE can match... without a recipe which boggles my mind. We always do our holiday baking together - pumpkin rolls, pies, and sugar cookies are a must. Breakfast at my grandma and grandpa's in Arkansas - always a production. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, ham, bacon, sausage - So not healthy, but so worth it!
My cooking triumphs
My mom always thought there would be no hope for me when it came to cooking. I used to do anything to get out of it! Being a little older and having kids kind of forced my hand in the learning process (we can't eat McDonald's everyday, no matter how much they would like it). My greatest triumph was making Snickerdoodles for Christmas one year. They were delicious and everyone gobbled them up. The best part - I had an official trademark dish that I would be expected to bring to every Christmas gathering for the rest of my life :)
My cooking tragedies
I think I was in third or fourth grade. I was trying to make rice krispies treats alone while my mom was out shopping and dad was in the garage. The recipe called for six cups of rice krispies. I called my sister at work to ask her what to do since we didn't have six glasses that were all the same size.. I have NEVER lived that down... (my family is pretty brutal).