I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to bake. I would love to become a pastry chef.
My favorite things to cook
Right now I keep it pretty simple. In the summer I use crock pot recipes a lot to keep the kitchen cool.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Now that my daughter is 4, our new tradition is to make cookies for Daddy. We spend an afternoon each month looking for a recipe, getting out the ingredients, measuring, mixing and baking. We also make pancakes on Sunday mornings.
My cooking triumphs
Having both my mom and mother-in-law tell me that I am a better cook than they are.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 12 we got our first microwave and my first recipe was meatloaf, folloing the oven directions :) It was meatROCK, and we were stuck trying to eat it. Another time (also when I was 12) I misread a recipe and put a cup of baking soda into a cake batter. Fortunately I discovered the mistake before it went into the oven.