Average working mom. Very much enjoy cooking when I have time, but with baseball games, football games, wrestling, dance classes, baton lessions, etc. most dinners are quick/easy meals.
My favorite things to cook
In cold weather I love making soups and stews, I am always looking for new recipes to try. In hot weather, I like to try different type salads and new grilling ideas
My favorite family cooking traditions
Didn't really know I had one until the first really cold day we had this fall and my husband came home from work and asked if I had made chili. He was glad to see I had made a big pot of soup, but my response to him was, "you know I don't make chili til the first snow." So I guess this is my tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas dinner last year (2007). It was the first year we had Christmas at our house with all family coming. I made the traditional favorites but also some new items for a variety, such as Green beans with bacon, and spinach salad.