I am a mom to three kids and I haven't always loved to cook, but over the years I have come to really enjoy it. I am a teacher to a wonderful third grade class during the school year, and I'm very lucky I get to stay home with my children during the summer months.
My favorite things to cook
I love to meal plan dinners a month in advance, so I love to make all kinds of dinners. Mexican, quick dinners, soups, cookies, and fun desserts are at the top of my list. I am also in the process of trying to perfect my homemade pizza. Getting really close!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to cook big dinners, and I like monthly favorites. Like, my mother in law makes pear fritters every fall. We really look forward to those. My family loves pizza dinner night, the ribs my husband makes, making holiday cookies, cakes for fun occasions, etc.. We all like to eat at my house!
My cooking triumphs
I think just ever getting to be a "good" cook has been a process! My mom bought me a cookbook that had the basic of the basic... Think, this is a measuring cup, this is what baking powder does, etc... and I learned a lot from that. I love to cook a good dinner that my family loves! Pizza, indian tacos, pork chops, and I've heard I make a darn good spaghetti sauce :)
My cooking tragedies
My worst is always cakes. I need to get better pans is always my excuse. I am a lousy cake maker and I haven't always been. My cakes used to be alright, but in the last year or so, none have turned out!