I am a wife and a mother. I love to cook! I try to find the freshest, most wholesome and healthiest ingredients I can. I learn more and more all the time and I work harder and harder to be better at it.
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I love to cook for my family and for our friends. I love cooking up something that surprises someone that thought they wouldn't like it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making a traditional Thanksgiving Feast with ALL the fixings. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Christmas Dinner is very much the same. I make an enormous ham, salads galore, fresh homemade rolls and too many desserts. Then there is one of my most favorite. My husband's Birthday Dinner. Every year I love making him Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, Homemade Gravy, Fresh Green Beans and Chocolate Cheesecake.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
I worked for hours making this beautiful Key Lime Cheesecake. It wasn't a traditional cheesecake and it required what seemed like a million steps. I even lined up the slices of limes on the outer ring of the spring-form baking pan. I followed every instruction and included every detail. I was on completion of the cheesecake and taking it out to the extra refrigerator we had in our garage and right in front of the refrigerator door I dropped the entire cheesecake. It flipped over and went SPLAT! onto the garage floor. I cried...I literally cried! My husband felt so bad for me. He knew how hard I'd been working on this cheesecake and how long it had taken me. He is such a good husband to understand me and respect my feelings over a damaged cheesecake. :)