I am a full time, stay-at-home, wife and mom. My husband is absolutely amazing and works extremely hard to make it possible for me to stay at home and raise our beautiful little boy! I honestly can not ask for anything more!!!!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to grill!! My husband taught me how and now I use the grill probably more than anything in the kitchen - even when it is freezing out! I appreciate dinners with very few dishes to wash - since I still wash all my dishes by hand (no dishwasher)!! I love making simple meals, like burgers, steaks, pork chops and chicken on the grill. My son has a dairy allergy, so I am also getting better at modifying recipies to be "dairy free"!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's side of the family is Italian, so there are some great family recipes for pasta and pizzelles that have been passed down and are made during the holidays. My Grandma Bearss is the best cook I know and everyone looks forward to her holiday meals!!
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say grilling. Several years ago I would have never dreamed that I would grill - it always seemed like a "man's job"! I am so happy I have learned how to use it! Also, cooking and baking for my son, which can be tricky because so many recipes call for some sort of dairy ingredient.
My cooking tragedies
Probably too many to name! I have a strange tendency to never use a timer when I am baking - so frequently cookies come out more done than I would like... Also, when I was learning to grill there were several meals that were undercooked and not very edible.