I am a stay at home mother to four young girls. My favorite place to be is in the kitchen. I find that at this time in my life I am embracing different ways of cooking. I enjoy challenging myself with new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy throwing together a quick meal out of nothing! It's a challenge and I love it. Since I have young children, I try to challenge them to try new things. We all enjoy soups, salads, BBQs, Mexican and Italian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My girls love to help me in the kitchen and they are getting to the age where it is more enjoyable having them with me! :) Spending time teaching them about my interests help them understand the importance of good eating and developing a passion for good food.
My cooking triumphs
When we find a new recipe that sounds delicious, the whole family gets involved. My husband is a great encourager and very willing to try new things we create. Recently, I have been branching out a bit and to hear my family exclaim how wonderful the food is certainly makes me feel as if I've triumphed!
My cooking tragedies
On our honeymoon, I was trying hard to impress my husband and was using what I could with the limited resources we had and the meal flopped. It was so bland and horrible, I feel defeated. My husband was so gracious and hopefully he understood that the rest of his life wouldn't be spent with a flop of a cook!