I am 25 years old. I'm married with 2 kids. I have a 4 1/2 year old step-daughter, and an almost one year old baby boy. I'm a stay at home mom. I don't cook as much as I used to, now that I've got kids. But hopefully that will change once they're a little older. I love to cook, as does my husband.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I'll bake almost any kind of dessert. I'm always trying new recipes I find, and take them to family gatherings. Most of them have been a hit. My husband loves Asian food. I've tried quite a few dishes, that have turned out well. I love to try new salad recipes. Especially to take to summer BBQ's. I do all of the grilling at our house, meats mostly. But the best thing I've ever thrown on the grill is pineapple. Just rub a little bit of brown sugar on it, and grill each side for a couple minutes; awesome!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my sister and I were both living at home, we used to cook dinner once a month for our parents. This is when I really started to learn to cook on my own, and haven't stopped since. My sister on the other hand....
My cooking triumphs
I am the one to always make dessert for family gatherings. One that my family still raves about is this chocolate cake I made. It was a layered cake, with chocolate ganache and raspberry mousse. Then covered in ganache. Really rich, but really good.
My cooking tragedies
One time I was cooking to surprise my husband, (then boyfriend). I found some new Asian recipes I thought he might like. Boy, was I wrong. The worst one was this butternut squash with yakisoba, lets just say it was nasty!