I am a busy mom to two little girls. My husband and I both love to cook. We live in a small town in NC, and I cannot imagine living too far from here. I am able (fortunate) to be home with my kids while they are small.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything. I think we all have our favorite/go-to meals. I like incorporating veggies into my cooking, and this year health is something I want to strive for...and our food is where it starts! I am not a huge baker, but have recently developed an interest!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have pulled up a stool or chair and had my kids cooking with me since they were 2. My 7 yr old cracks eggs one-handed;) My husband and I both cook, so cooking with him is something I want the kids to see and learn that in a marriage, both people can help out. My Mom and I cook Thanksgiving dinner together every year. Cooking with and for the ones you love is special.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I have no 'real' experience or awards. My personal cooking triumphs are when I take a dish to an event and there is nothing left to bring home, and everyone raves about what I made, or asks for the recipe. However, I do not usually cook from recipes, I am a taste/smell cook, but I love finding recipes for new ideas, and the first time, I even follow them before I change it up;)
My cooking tragedies
Well...hmmmm. Once I was making BOXED Jambalya and it called for water in a 2qt pan. ---note...this was LONG ago. I misread and was in a hurry. I thought it called for 2 qts of WATER. Well, it was a hideous disaster. No kids then so hubby and I had a sandwich;)