I am a mom of three (18, 11, and 5), working as a preschool music teacher and semi-professional photographer. My husband is a window and door installer for a local contractor. I cook ALL THE TIME - it's my only time to relax! My 18 year old (our only girl) is not interested in cooking - nor is the 11 year old - so I am very relieved that the five year old loves being in the kitchen as much as I do. It's a great way to spend some quality time with him!
My favorite things to cook
Truffles, cakes, cookies, specialty desserts, decorated cakes for parties, sushi, any new recipe that looks good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother has always been a wonderful cook, and the family recipes are always handed down - we tend to repeat them for all of our family get-togethers. The family has grown considerably and our family time is less and less, so we cherish each one. Christmas Eve is our favorite - we all bring our favorite family dishes - potluck style!
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate chip heath cookie dough truffles - people ask me for these CONSTANTLY. Maple truffles, as well. I also found an excellent recipe on this site for a coffee cake made with cinnamon and crushed graham crackers - people went WILD for it.
My cooking tragedies
My grandmother's special fudge - to this day it still turns out like chewy soup.