I am a mom to five children. I have a blended family of five children (his, mine and ours), ages 3 to 19. I work at my professional job about 45 hours a week and dabble on eBay for fun (when I get a chance). I enjoy spending time with my children, cooking, baking and shopping.
My favorite things to cook
Italian dishes, any dish with red meat and Mexican top the list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm making memories in the kitchen with my daughter, who just turned 5. She has an apron, a step stool and her little cups and bowls. It's priceless and something I wish my Mother had shared with me.
My cooking triumphs
Revamping some old family favorites that I grew up with and get complimented on how much better they are now by my parents when they visit.
My cooking tragedies
When I moved to Nashville about 7 years ago, I tried to make fried chicken. Well, I heated the grease too much and just about burnt down the kitchen. Luckily, we had a back door right off the kitchen and the pan went flying out in the yard with flames blaring! We laugh today, but it could have been terrible.