I'm a wife and stay at home mom of two. I've always loved cooking - ever since my Grandmother and I would sit and watch "The French Chef" every Saturday! I have a fairly extensive cookbook collection, but wind up here on Allrecipes more often than I crack open a book. I try to make at least one new recipe each week.
My favorite things to cook
I like baking - a lot. But I make dinner for the family at least 5 nights each week. Right now, I'm into sauces. I can't honestly think of one thing to say is my favorite thing to cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my favorite things is having my daughters help me in the kitchen. I'm hoping to pass my love of food and cooking on to them. Other than that, my family has a sweet bread recipe that I make for all holidays because it reminds me of home.
My cooking triumphs
When my younger daughter turned 6, she asked me to make homemade cream puffs for her birthday party. I was supremely intimidated, having never made choux paste before, but they turned out beautifully. My sweet girl said they were the best ever, which made my day
My cooking tragedies
I've been known to forget about Balsamic Vinegar reducing in a saucepan. Yes, I've burned out two pans that way! You'd think I'd learn after the first one!!!