I have 3 great kids; Matt 28, Nicole (Nikki) who passed away suddenly & unexpectedly in '09 at age 20. We will never forget her & we'll forever miss her?!! And my baby, Brendan who is 18.
I relax by gardening, reading & enjoying my morning coffee & my beloved pets! I'd love to be able to add my family here but unfortunately, they can also be a source of stress. (Keepin it real people! Alone time is a very good thing too!)
God has blessed me with a full plate of life's lessons and experiences. I just didn't know He'd plan on serving it up on a king size serving platter! (What's up with that? Whatever happened to the salad or dinner plates? Am I really that dense? Yes, Apparently!
I might not like what life has always handed me but one thing is for sure, I like how my life has shaped me into who I am today. Really, life is truly a blessing!
My favorite things to cook
Italian meals, comfort food and quick and easy dinners during the work week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Enjoying drinking wine with family while cooking Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter meals with them all.
My cooking triumphs
When the timing of the different dishes works out perfectly. Doesn't happen as often as I would like though!
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting to poke holes in the potatoes prior to baking them. What a mess and a big, DUH!