I'm a working mom to an active almost-3 year old, and with a husband that works 10 hour days, most of the cooking falls to me. While I love to have a hot dinner on the table every night, even my schedule makes that tricky!
My favorite things to cook
I love to do tasty, quick dinners and decadent, but not so awfully fat-filled desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now my toddler is in her 'helper' phase, so every time I'm in the kitchen it is a family affair. We did Christmas cookies together this year for the first time, and she's learning her way around our kitchen quite well. Maybe I can retire early from dinner detail!
My cooking triumphs
Getting everything to the table at the same time for a big family dinner or party... and I make a particularly good diet banana pudding. It's a keeper!
My cooking tragedies
I made Beef Bourgignon from scratch, and of course this requires an entire bottle of red wine. Well, I didn't have burgundy wine, but the recipe said you could use a Beaujolais, which I had. The Beaujolais made the entire stew PURPLE. Not a lovely dark red like a burgundy would have... so we ate PURPLE stew. It was not a repeat recipe...