I am twenty-seven. I have been married for 9.5 years, and we have 2 boys, 2.5 and 1. I love being a mom! I am a graduate of UC Raymond Walters Coll. Dental Hygiene Program- HARDEST thing I have ever done in my entire life! My life is good. God is good.
My favorite things to cook
I love Greek food, I love side dishes- Love, love side dishes. I just love making new things up and experimenting with new recipes. When I was a kid I had my own cooking show...well, in my mind anyway! I'm a character and it shows in my cooking. I like making many different types of food, Mexican food not as appealing to me. I love German, Greek and Irish foods, too. I love Halibut, Cod, Sea Bass and Tilapia, even though Tilapia seems flat and flimsy and not that great tasting... it's ok.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Believe it or not there really are no cooking traditions in my family. I do remember my mom making elbow macaroni and this super simple tomato sauce. Tomato sauce, a little water, butter, garlic, salt and pepper. We would eat and eat this food!!! To us is was so special! I still love it to this day. I like making food a part of my family.
My cooking triumphs
Pot Roast!!! Swiss Steak!!! My husband said, "If you would have told me my mom brought us a pot roast I would believe it! You made it just like she does!" She's been cooking for over thirty years! Pot roast down- what next?! Chili- I made up my own kinda...he likes it very much. Roasted tomatoes with balsamic and feta, Long green beans with the same balsamic and feta...simple simple yet delicious delicious!
My cooking tragedies
Meatloaf!!!!!! I messed this one up pretty bad the first time I ever made it! I called me sister in law and said, "Carla! My meatloaf doesn't look like your meatloaf!" She replied, "Tell me what you did." To which I replied, "I browned the meat..." She cut me off, "Okay Stop..." It got better, I never made that mistake again! Also, I made up a few new creations with my mistakes...and my husband actually likes them better than you-know-who's recipe!! Uh huh! So that makes me happy!!!