I am a stay at home mom who loves Jesus. I love to cook. Trying new recipes is one of my top 10 favorite things to do. I especially love to bake and decorate cakes and fancy desserts. I have an amazing husband of almost 10 years and 2 beautiful little boys who I adore.
My favorite things to cook
I love pasta..... and would eat way more cream sauce if my husband wasn't lactose intolerant. I make a mean marinara sauce and am especially fond of baking cakes and cookies. I really enjoy cooking and eating seafood - especially shrimp and salmon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom owned a catering company while I grew up- so I was immersed in that for the majority of my life. She taught me how to be sporadic in the kitchen, and to try new things (although I still like to go by the book with baking). Making dinner was always a big event in my house- especially for company. I am a messy cook- just like my mom, but I have an amazing husband who does my dishes. :0)
I love to entertain - and like to go all out when we have company over. We host most holiday meals at our house and I especially love to cook and bake around Christmas time. Can't wait until my boys are a little bit bigger so that they can learn their way around the kitchen and help mommy.
My cooking triumphs
I started learning how to decorate cakes a few years ago, and I'm pretty proud of the cake I made for a friend's birthday- nothing special inside, but decorated as an "old school" Nintendo game paddle. It was fabulous- and I'm still so proud. Other than that I can make a mean dessert tray. I recently made a wedding cake for my best friend's wedding and that was a stressful, but really fun task.
My cooking tragedies
I've had a few. One very sad one was when I made chicken and dumplings. I cooked the broth all day long- and it was looking fabulous. I turned up the heat when I added the dumplings, and completely burned the soup. I tried to salvage it, but it was nasty. That's the last time I'll ever use a cheap, thin pan again.