Happy wife and mom of 2 boys. Our family lives on a large cattle ranch in eastern Colorado. I work outside the home as an office manager for a construction company, but my first love is my family. I dream of being able to be a full time at home mom. I love to cook, I just don't have the time I would like to make those full-spread-down-home-comfort food type meals I really wish I could make everyday for my family; the kind of meals that I remember my grandma and great grandma making. But, thanks to this site, I've found lots of EASY and TASTY recipes that take very little time!!!
My favorite things to cook
I really like to use my slow cooker and my bread machine. Thanks to working a full time job, I'm very into "convience" home-cooking. lol!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday morning, myself, my husband and our two boys (age 11yr & 2yr) make a HUGE breakfast spread. That's when we experiment with new breakfast recipes. We always turn on music and dance and sing while whipping up a batch of whatever. Even the littlest one loves to cook!
My cooking triumphs
I don't know that I have any real "triumphs". I've been asked for my recipes by almost anyone who's eaten at my house, but I really don't make anything too different. I mostly stick to the basics: soups, stew, bread, meatloaf, roast, steaks, etc.... The closest resteraunt to us is over 40 miles away, so I have to be a good cook or we'd starve!
My cooking tragedies
The only tragedy I can actually think of is not being able to cook chicken. My husband is a true blue cattle rancher/cowboy and just has a FIT about eating chicken. He says the only good things that ever came from a chicken are the egg and chicken fried steak... I've cooked chicken exactly 2 times in almost 8 years... Me- I say that's a tragedy because I see SO many great chicken recipes on this site and I'd love to try them!