I'm a new stay-at-home mom to two beautiful kids. When I'm not chasing them around, I love to cook. Since I'm at home now, I have more time to try new recipes and it's so much fun! My husband and oldest child have really been trying out some new things!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make Italian food because it can be healthy and tasty at the same time. Plus, it's fun to make. I am discovering some Mediterranean dishes as well. When I need some comfort food though, there is nothing like my Granny's staple Southern dishes (chicken pot pie or dumplings especially).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions would center around big breakfasts of bacon, eggs, buttermilk biscuits and hashbrowns. I could always count on Granny to make this for me whenever I visited her. Plus, her pecan pies were the BEST! REally, my best memories of my Granny center around the way that she cooked for us to show her love.
My cooking triumphs
My most recent cooking triumph was the creation of the Mediterranean quesadilla. It sounds weird, but I needed to make a lunch and I had pesto, olives, feta, mozzarella, pine nuts, flour tortillas and a tomato on hand. So, I mixed up all the ingredients, put them on tortillas and cooked it all up. It was wonderful!
My cooking tragedies
My cooking tragedies always occur when I am dealing with the kids and trying to cook at the same time. I would say the most tragic was when I was cooking some chili, watching my daughter and chopping several ingredients at the same time. I forgot olive oil was warming in the pot on the stove and it ignited! I was terrified, but luckily remembered to fight the fire with flour and not water.