I just recently went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for the past 3 1/2 years, so instead of having a whole day to prepare awesome meals, I'm tied to busy mom schedule, on the hunt for budget friendly, quick, and tasty meals that my picky husband and kids will eat!
My favorite things to cook
I love making my own recipes for soups, all kinds of chicken and fish, yummy steaks, and re-vamping all my grandma's old recipes to make them less 1950s bland, and more flavorful, fast, and kid friendly.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Gram taught my mom, my mom and Gram taught me, and I hope to teach my daughter when she's old enough. All my grandparents recipes are from memory, and I love to learn to prepare them by taste not by paper.
My cooking triumphs
wienerschnitzel, Alaskan snow crab, fried chicken, spaetzel, sour kraut, ummm... lots and lots of stuff!
My cooking tragedies
apple squash soup... everyone loved it but me; dijon chicken bites, I misread the recipe and put WAY too much mustard! Eck! Sailor clams: it was too spicy, and the clams were crunchy with sand... awful.