I've been happily married to my husband Jeff, since '96. I'm a stay at home mom to two kids, Gabrielle ('98) and Alec ('04). They like to help me cook in the kitchen when I'm making cookies or muffins :-). My daughter tells me she is an expert egg cracker. ;-) My son always makes sure everything is mixed, very, very, very well! (Which isn't always good for the muffins!)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook desserts, muffins, quick (yeast free) breads and cookies. I do like cooking dinner every night, just because I tend to like my cooking best. ;-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year we make and decorate Christmas cookies. We do other baking together throughout the year, but that is my favorite.
My cooking triumphs
Before my husband and I got married we were both living at home and neither one of us could cook. Our moms did that. ;-) Once we were married, I agreed to learn how to cook, if he would clean the kitchen. It was a deal! Went from only knowing how to make Hamburger Helper, after calling my mom, to knowing how to cook *almost* anything! Haven't had to clean the kitchen after dinner for over 10 years now, hehe!
My cooking tragedies
Anything with yeast or phyllo dough is guaranteed to be a tragedy. If I could master those, I would be an expert cook!