I am a wife and mother of five and I love to cook. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I love to do service work for my church. I also enjoy speaking french and am currently a trustee for a francophone school board. I love spending time with my family and growing my vegetable garden. Just recently I have found that I also love to golf. After the kids are in bed each night I always look forward to a good TV show and something yummy to eat!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are definitely Mexican and Asian. I am on-again, off-again with bread making, and sometimes I like to make things like granola, other snacks or desserts. I like to make my meals healthy and make sure we are eating enough fruits and vegetables throughout the day. I also like to make homemade soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made us crèpes with strawberries and whipped cream for our birthday breakfasts. I've substituted that now for German pancakes with the same toppings. Christmas had to be ham and egg on English muffins. For supper it was turkey and we had to have carrots and turnips mashed together and brussel sprouts. I grew up eating taco salad about once a week and I still make it very often and we all love it.
My cooking triumphs
Last year I went about 9 months with regular menu planning. I felt so organized and that really helps when you have a family. I always feel excited when I make something new and everyone likes it. I also figured out a granola recipe that is delicious.
My cooking tragedies
I just can't make buns. I can make bread, rolls, cinnamon buns and butterhorns, but I havn't ever had success with plain ordinary buns.