My husband and I have three children and we enjoy traveling, dining, and the outdoors.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are cookies and muffins, slow cooker recipes, and grilled meats and vegetables. I also enjoy making foods that make my family happy such as pancakes, gaucamole, and steak.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year I bake about 5 to 6 different kinds of cookies for the holidays.
For holiday dinners, everyone brings a dish to share and I usually make roasted potatoes and brownies (and bring my cookies).
My cooking triumphs
Any time my husband, children or guests say it is delicious. Also, if I have the whole dinner ready at the same time I'd have to say that is a triumph because it doesn't happen as often as I'd like.
My cooking tragedies
About 11 years ago I attempted to make my first turkey for Christmas dinner. Although it thawed for about three/four days in my refrigerator it was still frozen when I started cooking it. It took about 10 hours to cook through. My guests had to wait over 5 hours to eat it.