I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt - all roles I serve proudly. I believe in equality and do not limit myself to traditional rules... even in the kitchen. I am a perfectionist and a pragmatist - two traits that lend themselves well to being a decent cook. I often create chaos in the kitchen, but the chaos pays off. At least my family believes it does, and this is all that matters!
I work full time and attend college and am always on the look out for healthy and delicious quick meals. I always share my discoveries and never believe a recipe should be a "family" secret. If I could share with a person even a sliver of the good things I discover, I will do it without question or hesitation.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything I know others will enjoy. I spend countless efforts tweaking and perfecting a recipe before I will serve it to someone else. When someone asks for recipes, I give it out willingly, but encourage they tweak it to their own tastes. Afterall, we all like different things!
My cooking triumphs
I have several triumphs... but the tragedies always reign supreme. I believe you learn from triumphs and tragedies, but no one wants to repeat a tragedy so those experiences stay with you forever, reminding you to, "never do that again"!
My cooking tragedies
Years ago I made biscuits and gravy. As always, after cooking the sausage, I added flour, then milk to thicken. It would not get thick to save my life. I served it anyway and said my apologies while scooping dishes. After I took a bite, I realized the problem. . . someone had filled my flour canister with powdered sugar! We dumped our plates and headed out for dinner. What a disaster.