I'm married to wonderful guy whom I love dearly. I'm have a daughter I'm crazy about and am currently "growing" a son. I love to cook for my little family and I honestly think my tiny little kitchen is my favorite place to be.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! Anything and everything. I'm trying to get better at baking bread...I love making fresh bread for a meal...there is something so special about it. I love to roast veggies, fruit and meat. My husband and I are always experimenting with different mac and cheese recipies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my grandmother's mac and cheese, meatballs and gravy, meatloaf and kielbasa and sauerkraut. My mother's pasta salad. Lasagna on New Year's Eve. My Aunt Karen's Pineapple and cream cheese cake.
My cooking triumphs
german chocolate cake! (the second thing I ever tried baking and a little advanced for me at the time)
Pie crust...(it's a miracle every time it comes out right)
My cooking tragedies
I attempted to make what I called "raspberry lemonade cake" for my mother's 47th birthday...what a disaster. The icing ended up being something reminiscent of cement. I had no idea how to ice a cake with a puree in between the layers...it was a swirly, lumpy mess. Tasted great though :)
Brownies made with splenda....don't ask me what I did wrong, but it was absolutely awful. :)