I'm married with 4 sons. I love to try new recipes and to cook for other people. Because I like cooking and eating, we try to stay active. We like hiking, backpacking, climbling and canyoneering. We live in a great area where all these activities are just minutes away.
My favorite things to cook
It depends on the day. Sometimes I'm in the mood (or maybe it's guilt) to make healthy food. Other days, I have no problem making and eating a whole dessert myself.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to make fun birthday cakes. My mom always did the same for us when we were growing up. My kids tell me what they want, and then I try to make it look somewhat recognizable.
My cooking triumphs
My husband built a pizza oven this summer, so we've made tons of pizzas, and I think we may have finally mastered perfect pizza.
My cooking tragedies
I like to can the things we grow in our garden. Last summer I was canning salsa and forgot that it was only half a batch; I added enough salt for a full batch, which is like a cup too much. I didn't have enough produce left in my garden to make it a full batch, and I tried everything to make it edible, but ended up having to throw it out.