My husband and I are DINKS (Dual Income, No Kids!) living in our first home. I work a stressful 9-5 job during the week and my favorite thing to do is come home and release my stress in the kitchen! Cooking is a way for me to express my creativity and unwind after a long day. I like to whip up quick meals during the week and more elaborate dishes on the weekends. We try our best to be food puritans and use no white sugar, white flour or processed ingredients (but I know sometimes life calls for a coffee cake or a batch of cookies!).
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pretty much anything. My favorite things to make are different granolas, pasta salads and lasagnas. However chili, steak, seafood and breakfast are my husband's forte.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Outdoor grilling in the summer. Also old family recipes like Spaghetti & Meatballs, Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes and Potato Salad.
My cooking triumphs
Bavarian Apple Torte will always be one of my favorites. Also, any time I can perfectly cook a piece of meat is a grand accomplishment!
My cooking tragedies
I blame everything on the oven.