I'm a Mississippi girl, though I've lived in Germany, Colorado, and now Utah...and visited many places, including Spain, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, France, and Austria. I love to travel, and would love to be able to travel all over the world with my family...I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 4 boys, ages 17, 16, 10 and 3. I have a great husband...my knight in shining armor. :-) I've been cooking since I was about 16 and had a small self owned baking/cake decorating business for a few years. I still do cakes, wedding cakes, pies, cookies...anything you can bake. I am a really good, true southern cook, learned from my mom. Not the healthiest, but definitely the best of all cooking. (in my opinion. ;-) )
My favorite things to cook
Special occasion cakes, yeast breads, most things baked...I love to really feel like I'm creating something, and I do when I bake...I love to have my hands in dough and flour...lol
My favorite family cooking traditions
Of course getting together for the holidays and cooking everyone's favorites. I take requests from each member of my family and always cook/bake the thing that they love most at holiday time.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I just made a 4 tier stacked wedding cake for my niece and it was really short notice. I had 4 days to get it all together. It was super stressful and I spent a lot of hours on it...a few times I really didn't think I'd pull it off, but it actually came out pretty good and my niece loved it. I felt pretty triumphant. Lol..
My cooking tragedies
Ohhh...I've had a good many of those since moving from Mississippi to Utah. Had to practically re-learn baking. Nothing turns out the same here. It's been pretty frustrating at time. ;-)