I am a farm girl trying to raise 4 children and a husband to be good and earth friendly. We grow probably about 60% of our own food including chickens, eggs and beef. After the birth of my fourth and LAST child I have shed all of the baby weight and am now thinner than I have ever been in my life. It will be a challenge to stay this way, and I know it, over the long winter we have here.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook whatever people will eat. Comfort food, things that taste good, look good and are good for you.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's Mom was a culinary student in Germany, she was an amazing cook, so is my Mom. Her favourite cookbook was/is still The Purity Cookbook. My sister found copies on the internet for us all one Christmas. It was like hitting paydirt. I also love Best of Bridge. My Mom makes the best Easter Egg Bread and Christmas bread wreaths. No one makes gravy like my Mom either. My sister and I do canning, truffles, candy making, and even been known to do some catering in the past.
My cooking triumphs
I am known for my cheesecakes and my hot pepper jelly. Oh, and my Bailey's truffles, that have morphed into whatever alcolol you would like truffle. They have been the favour of a few weddings and many Christmas parties. I have also been known to make some favourable kids party cakes, although not trained, they take me waaayyyy too long and really have not made any money doing this. My husband loves everything I make, he's my greatest fan. Between me and my two sisters, we rule at any chili making contest.
My cooking tragedies
I am in great need of a new oven, every cake I make now is skinny on one side and half cooked on the other. I have been known to overcook a piece of meat or two, although not since my handy dandy stick in the oven digital thermometer, except that time the kids took it and reset it from celcius to farenheit or vice versa and I nearly cooked a roast to "death".