I'm the single, full-time working mother of a "foodie" who will try anything I cook.
American By Birth, Biker By Choice, Patriot Forever! I love my God and I love my country!
My favorite things to cook
I adore baking and I cook daily for my family for economic reasons. When I eventually do go to a restaurant, I usually end up going home and reinventing the meal I tasted because somehow I always find room for improvement. I have grown quite proficient at making "something out of nothing" which means that I can always make a meal with modest ingredients and add a lot of imagination.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I belong to several non-profit, charitable organizations and find myself donating homemade dishes and baked desserts for many of our events and fundraisers. See what happens when folks find out that you can cook? Nothing beats homemade and the extra effort is always appreciated.
As far as traditions go... Christmas time is when my kitchen turns into a cookie factory. My family and friends have come to anticipate brightly colored and flavorful cookie trays each year. I have always made home baked birthday cakes for my family who are now completely spoiled and turn their noses up at anything store-bought. I have created a monster! HA! HA!
I want them to enjoy something homemade with ingredients that I can control. It is truly a labor of love and I'll keep on doing it!