I have been happily married for almost 10 years now and have 4 beautiful children, ranging in age from 6 years old, to 10 months. I am privledged to stay at home and enjoy making all our meals as well as baking often...that's my favorite.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new,recipes. Now that I have 4 kids, my crock pot and things I can prepare early in the day are the meal of choice...I like to be able to prepare our meals and then have it all cleaned up so we can enjoy our evenings rather then have my husband or I stand at the sink all night, cleaning up! My favorite thing in the kitchen is baking...cookies, cake, any kind of sweet is my forte and you will always find some dessert when you come to visit.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always looked forward to my Grandmothers special cut out cookies when we visited in New York. Now,my sister and I bake her secret recipe, along with about 15 other types of cookies, at Christmas. They are requested by all our friends and something we love to do together. I try and bake one new recipe each year, but the cut outs, intricately decorated are what I'm known for!
My cooking triumphs
I've had a few triumphs...probably mastering my Grandmothers cookie recipe was one, and the other being when I made my Italian Mother in laws meatballs and sauce...I haven't mastered it yet, but I have enjoyed trying!
My cooking tragedies
Along with another cook, whose profile I read, my biggest tragedy was a Martha Stewart cake...used a TON of ingrediants and was a TOTAL flop! Thank goodness for this site where I can read the tips of other wonderful cooks who have made the recipe before me to keep me from another mistake like that Martha cake!