I'm a SAHM to a teen step-daughter and my baby. I suffer from a yarn addiction.
I’m married to the most wonderful man a girl could hope for.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, crepes, cakes, puff pastries, individual desserts, salads of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother (my dad's mom) used to send my dad pfeffernusse cookies for Christmas every year, but in 2010, she lost a long battle with cancer. While pregnant with my first baby that same year, I secretly got grandma's recipe from my mom and baked these cookies and gave them to my dad for Christmas as a gift. He opened them in front of the whole family during gift time and just started crying. He hugged me tight and said, "I was thinking about these cookies and how I wasn't going to get any for Christmas anymore. Thank you!" I plan to make these cookies every Christmas now.
My cooking triumphs
I once made mini eclairs for (I think) 20 guests for a super bowl party at my parent's. It took me four hours... man did my back and feet hurt! It was worth it though... they went fast and mom gave me a little back rub for my troubles!
For my fiance's birthdays and Father's Day I've made homemade chicken salad (his fav now) and melon salad with honey lime syrup, breakfast pizza with eggs, cheese and bacon.
Other random successes include sweet and sour chicken, broccoli salad, cold spaghetti salad and cake mix cookies.
My cooking tragedies
Lots of burnt cookies, dry eggs and doughy pancakes. =(