I am a wife, mother, teacher, and cat-lover. I live in the country on a non-working farm with a dozen quarter horses and a few head of cattle. My husband is retired from the petroleum industry and my son is a perpetual student. I love my job working with significantly disabled kids, but the paperwork is a killer.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making comfort foods for my family, but adding a twist to them somtimes. I love cooking with seafood, making tender roasts, using fresh garden veggies, and creating desserts that everyone asks for again.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family gets together for major holidays and I usually cook most of the meals. Carrot souffle at Thanksgiving, baked ham at Christmas, and a giant gumbo for Easter are just a few of our traditional dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I once made a cake covered with a fluffy icing and smothered with fresh fruits. It was sold at a charity bake sale for $85!!
My cooking tragedies
Electric cooktops are not always as responsive as we might want them to be. I have been known to burn things unintentionally. It's now the neighborhood joke that dinner is served at my house when you hear the smoke alarm.