I am a small town girl with a pure country heart. I am very old-fashioned for being such a young woman. I love the simple things in life and making people happy gives me the greatest feeling of all. Which could be part why I am so passionate about cooking delicious food. I believe the heart of the house is in the kitchen. People like to enjoy each other over delicious food. Great food makes happy people.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking lasagna and from-scratch spaghetti and meatballs. I like to be very hands-on when I am in the kitchen and when I create dishes with several natural ingredients, it makes me feel more accomplished.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Thanksgiving my mom and I wake up at 4 in the morning and start to make all the fabulous dishes we put out every year. All is homemade and it is amazing how much comes out of our tiny 8' by 6' kitchen! For each others birthdays, me and mom will spend an entire day before planning the recipes, then spend the entire day making each other and our friends a birthday feast!
My cooking triumphs
I am getting pretty good at making up my own stuffed mushroom recipes, and I am starting to get more creative with it. I also make different types of lasagna which all so far have turned out to be delicious! I am working on my grilling skills, all cuts of meat and veggies and fruits, I find it to be a fun challenge :)
My cooking tragedies
Once I tried making an eggplant pasta dish in the slow-cooker, I don't know if the eggplant was bad or there was too much Italian seasoning in it, all I know is it was the most dreadful thing I have ever tasted. Another time I tried to make shrimp scampi pasta. I decided to try gluten-free pasta and I failed to realize it cooks much quicker than regular pasta because it turned into pure mush!