Married 20 years, mom of 2 girls, i boy, and 2 dogs. I'm a kitchen designer and work at home when work is available. I volunteer at our local food pantry and our church, and am a girl scout leader.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake, especially cookies. I also like to make one pot meals, salads, one pot meals, and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We like our cookies very crispy, so my mom modified the toll house cookie recipe which is how I make my cookies. Also, my dad is from the UP (Michigan) so we have a great family recipe for Cornish Pasties. Also grew up eating roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
My cooking triumphs
My neighbors love my chocolate chip cookies, also have had good luck with a few good appetizer recipes. When I was in college I tried baking croissants from scratch, and they were good! I don't have the time for that type baking anymore and do end up using mixes as much as I can.
My cooking tragedies
Pork chops! Every time I've tried to cook them they get dry and tough. Meat in general is challenging for me, except for grilling.