I am a working mom of three boys (four if you include my husband,which I have to do sometimes) ages 6,(first 2 are twins) and 2. I have been married for 7 years and have been cooking and experimenting with food since I was about 11 or 12. As a working mother of four, my own mother always welcomed help in the kitchen, even if it meant a bigger mess to clean up. I remember fondly my younger brother and I experimenting with food during our summers at home. We made our own salsa once and it wasn't bad! Who cares if we made it with a jar of Pace picante sauce? We were so proud of ourselves.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking anything that my family enjoys....which is pretty hard to do at times. My youngest will not touch anything that even remotely resembles a vegetable and I have one who won't eat cheese (unless it is on pizza, of course)which can be a challenge. Sometimes I just have to say "If you don't like it, then don't eat it...but that is what's for dinner." I try to stay on the healthy side of things, substituting light versions of full fat ingredients and always like a recipe that lets me sneak in something really healthy (like spinach) without anyone noticing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas is a big deal in my family and the kids always enjoy making their own cookies for Santa.
My cooking triumphs
Anything my toddler will eat!
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were dating I tried to make a goulash recipe from his childhood given to me by his mother. It turned out horribly and to this day I still can't figure out what I did wrong. I ended up pouring it down the garbage disposal while he ordered pizza.