I am an avid gardener with over 80 rose bushes. I love my veggie garden too. I live in a small town in Michigan without a lot of resources so I usually have to use whats available. I have 3 kids, 13,22 and 25. My family is the most important thing in my life. Cooking for them makes me happy. My husband and I own a greenhouse/florist in our town. I have met many wonderful people in my daily work. Some have become great friends. My 22 year old son has lived in Colorado (Grand Junction) for a year now. He just came home for a visit and had a list of meal requests for me. I loved every minute of cooking for him. Who knows when he'll get moms cooking again.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything. I am always trying out different things and searching for new recipes. I also love canning and freezing the seasons harvests.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At any holiday my family always looks forward to the snacks and appetizers that I make before the big dinner. When it's your birthday, you get to pick whatever you want for dinner and type of cake, usually they all pick thier favorite whatever that may be. My 25 year old daughter loves meatballs, my 22 year old son loves my skewer steak, and my 13 year old usually chooses something different every year. My husbands just eats everything I cook!
My cooking triumphs
Feeding my family, it's what I love to do and they all appreciate it.