I am lucky enough to be blessed with the two most wonderful little girls in the world, Mackenzie (9/04) and Madison (8/05), and with the chance to spend my life with my husband and best friend, Ron. They are my favourite, and most important, food critics...and are the passion and motivation behind everything I do, in the kitchen, or out of it.
My favorite things to cook
New recipes are always a favourite for me to cook! I love to bake...so most of the tried and true favourites have to do with baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays! My sister and I share holidays ...(I have Thanksgiving, and she has Christmas...) Each year, the menus seem to get more and more complicated...as we try to out do each other!!! Also, Christmas baking is a favourite tradition. This year, my little people are old enough to help (?!?!?!?) Mommy decorate some of the treats...I am looking forward to passing along the fun to them.
My cooking triumphs
Making a baby shower cake...first time EVER using fondant...making the fondant myself...the candy clay decorations... a from scratch cake...a from scratch design idea!...and it coming out as well as some I've seen on "Ace of Cakes"...Wow!!! My head swelled so much, we just about had to grease my ears to get me through the door!!! Giggle!
My cooking tragedies
So far, there aren't many that I can think of...most of them must have been minor, or I would have definitely recalled something!