I'm a professional in a busy career, but also a wife and mother. I like to cook and hate to clean, but luckily my wonderful husband helps out. We LOVE food, no doubt, and are always looking for good restaurants and recipes. We've recently developed an interest in asian and middle-eastern foods and the results of our experiments are interesting, to say the least!
My favorite things to cook
I like trying new things and making old recipes more diet-conscious. I love using my slow-cooker, such a time-saver in my busy home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite has to be Christmas...the one time of the year my son helps! We always make cookies Christmas eve for Santa...even now that he's older, he still helps make the cookies, so he can eat them himself.
Thanksgiving is always traditional, turkey and all the trimmings. My own mother always did the whole meal for just our little family of four and I've kept that up, it just wouldn't be right to miss the feast, even if we do have left-overs for a month!
My cooking triumphs
My Skillet Zucchini, which is on this site!
I also made a cake that got rave reviews for my son's 3rd birthday. It was a train, baked in little loaf pans. The engine and caboose were pieced from three loafs and it had gummy-saver wheels. It was over 3 feet long all put together. Strangers came up to me to ask if I sold them for a living!
My cooking tragedies
Another birthday cake! When my son was five I made his cake and, having little counter space, placed it back in the cold oven to store for the next day. Then he asked for corn-dogs for his dinner and I pre-heated the oven...with the cake still inside. Melted cake and plastic tray EVERYWHERE!