I am a stay-at-home mom to four terrific boys who love to eat. Along with helping my husband run his business, I spend most of my time shuttling the kids to and from their sports/activities. I like to be creative when I cook, always looking for a way to change a recipe to make it my own. When possible, I try and lighten baked goods by replacing some of the oil with applesauce.
My favorite things to cook
Right now, I'm into fast and easy recipes, with few ingredients. I don't have alot of time @ night, running to and from sports games, so the quicker the better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Friday night is pizza night @ our house. I make 4 different pizzas, so everyone gets their favorite. At Easter, I host a pot luck brunch. I bake a ham, potatoes, and rolls and each family brings a side dish.
My cooking triumphs
There's a recipe I have for pan-frying fish, my kids named it "Fish from the Heavens". As a bonus, it uses very little oil so it's light and healthy too! I don't make it as often as the kids would like. I also make a killer stromboli.
My cooking tragedies
Every once in a while, I get caught up doing too many things at once. If cooking is in that equation, chances are something gets burned.