I was an at-home mom for 14 years, I loved to plan and prepare delicious meals for my little family (1 son and 1 husband!). Now that I'm cooking for just two, I like quick and easy meals, although I still cook most things from scratch.
My favorite things to cook
chicken, fish, beef, all kinds of potatoes, lots of fresh veggies, anything in the crock pot, desserts especially baked goods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I always cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners together; we love spending all day in the kitchen cooking up the foods we love on those days.
My cooking triumphs
I held a BBQ for over 40 friends serving tri-tip, grilled potato halves, grilled vegetables, a raspberry walnut vinagarette salad and home made french bread rolls. It was a hit and everyone raved over my blueberry cheesecake dessert!
My cooking tragedies
I once baked a 4-layer german chocolate cake from scratch as a birthday surprise for my husband who loves german chocolate cake. I ran to the store for more pecans for the frosting, and when I got back, the dogs had gotten into the cake! Both my husband and I wanted to cry! I was able to save half of it, so I made two layers by matching the untouched halves, frosted it and served it with candles blazing- so it wasn't a total loss.