I have been learning to cook / bake since I was very young, and I am still learning new things in the kitchen. I have always loved food and knowing how it is made and now more than ever where it comes from and trying new things in my recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything to do with dessert!
Lasagna, chili, squash soup, cassaroles, pork dishes of all kinds, and anything to do with cheese!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am a birthday cake queen! I usually am the one to be asked or to offer to make the birthday / holiday / celebration cakes. I have a do it a little special for each person. I make Linzer cookies each Christmastime with my kids for the last couple years and will continue to do so as the years go by.
My cooking triumphs
The time I finally learned how to keep the pork from having a dry and crubly texture and also having all parts of the meal ready and still hot all at once and on EVERYONE's plate! Not an easy feat when juggling around 4 kids and a husband! It still doesn't happen as much as we would like!
My cooking tragedies
Frozen Pizza, usually is burned!
THE TOP TRAGEDY was when I had invited all my son's friends and thier families to join us in celebrating his 5th birthday. I had made a HUGE and FUN cake (a sun) and my youner son couldn't wait for the party and decided to take both of his hands and plunge them right into the cake. Luckily I had saved a LOT of frosting and colored fondant for that very purpose (i knew the way he was looking at the cake the night before that it was just a matter of time when he would try something)I had a small moment of panic when my husband woke me up to tell me what had happened to the cake since I still had a bunch of stuff to do and needed to shower and get the kids ready and well, everything worked out and the kids had a blast and over all it was a good time!