I'm a single mom with two boys. I enjoy cooking a family dinner every night and baking treats on the weekends so the boys can bring a yummy snack to school during the week. I work downtown for a busy insurance agency so I don't always have the time to make what I'd like, but it helps to pull up allrecipes at work and find a quick recipe so I know exactly where to get started by the time I walk in the door.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! There is something comforting about baking for my kids, family and friends. Sometimes we have trouble finishing an entire recipe at the house so my co-workers enjoy the overflow as well! I believe in making almost everything from scratch; cakes, cookies, brownies, pies and even bread. Good old fashioned recipes with simple ingredients are our favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy baking with my children. It has certainly become a regular weekend activity for us to find a new recipe to try. I grew up helping my mother quite regularly in the kitchen and now my children love to help me as well. They're getting to the age where they can do a lot of recipes by themselves so I get to sit back and supervise. Best of all, now I'm the taste tester!
My cooking triumphs
6 pies for Thanksgiving in one day with one oven. I was a baking maniac. I got an assembly line going and made the crust for the next pie while the previous one was in the oven and so on and so on.
My cooking tragedies
I had never prepared tofu before, but wanted to try it and see what all the hype was about. I found a tofu recipe from this site and it was so bad even I couldn't eat it! And that's saying a lot, because I have a strict policy against wasting food! But needless to say I think we ended up eating cold cereal that night.