Married 24 years (in 2009) Mom of 5, love outdoors, animals, and especially time with family and friends.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially breads. I also love cake baking and decorating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Decorating batches of sugar cookies with my cousins at Christmas when we were kids, my Dad's homemade ice cream (hand cranked of course), and making pies for pie baking contests with my kids when they were growing up.
My cooking triumphs
Baking and decorating a several wedding cakes for friends, making an awesome black forest cake. (even making the shaved chocolate curls for the top) Happily cooking for a family of seven for all these years and still having my kids say how awesome the meal was every time.
Winning first prize in a dessert contest with an awesome chocolate cake, winning the prize money was an amazing feeling!
My cooking tragedies
Croissants! Tasted good, but not like the ones I had while living in France. Just got a new recipe, so hopefully I will succeed in making these. Also, I remember when I was learning to cook, and making biscuits. They were so hard my Dad told me to be careful not to drop them as they might break the floor. lol!!!