I am mom to four adult children and 4 step-children. I work full-time at a job that does not inspire or challenge me but has great benefits. I'd rather be in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake, except for pies because I don't have the pie crust thing down pat. Mostly I like to make complete meals with new recipes for my family. They're a great testing ground.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas candy was a big thing in my family when I was growing up. And my mom makes great overnight rolls; has since I was a kid. Now, everyone gets their choice of a birthday dinner and dessert.
My cooking triumphs
Finding out that homemade soup was not so hard. Now I make it often; all kinds. And learning to bake bread was a huge thing.
My cooking tragedies
I've only had a couple things turn out inedible but that's probably because I haven't been too adventurous trying complicated recipes. As I do, I'm sure there will be spectacular flops along with successes. I'm catering my son's wedding reception this fall (including cake), so wish me luck.