Happily married wife and working mother of two boys. I joined allrecipes.com to become a better cook, find new recipes and liven up my meal plans. It's easy to get stuck in a rut when you're a working mother. My husband is much more talented and passionate about cooking than I am. I'm the baker in the family. But we split the cooking duties so I need step my game up a bit. My 12 year old can be picky when it comes to fat on meats, particularly roast, so I am always looking for new roast recipes. My 2 year old doesn't eat much meat either so I am always looking for kid friendly, protein packed recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Italian, especially pasta dishes. Lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells, etc. I love using my slow cooker, too. Always looking for new slow cooker recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Your typical holiday meals. Always brings back memories.
My cooking triumphs
My husband says my lasagna is better than his mom's and that is a heck of a compliment.
My cooking tragedies
I wouldn't say "tragedy", but I often find meats or pastas/rice/noodles will disintegrate when I use my slow cooker so any hints, tips, tricks are welcome. For example, I just made chicken noodle soup the other day and the noodles were a tad to soggy. I think I should have just put them in for the last hour uncooked as opposed to the last half hour undercooked as the recipe called for.