I'm a stay at home mom who doesn't seem to spend much time staying at home. I love to cook. I volunteer at my kids' school, am chair of the parents group and am very involved at a local camp.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken parmesean, turkey scallopini and "Hairball Surprise".
Don't ask...my family has a really odd sense of humour. All I will say is that it's a great pasta dish that I made up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas when I was a kid, my mom would bake. It was the only time of the year she ever did. She would make the best shortbread ever, these AMAZING brownies (about a billion calories a bite), pecan snowballs and chocolate slice (a bit like nanimo bars).
My cooking triumphs
Every year when the kids were little, I would make these spectacular cakes for their birthdays. Each year would be more impressive than the one before. I was always happy when it turned out looking just like the picture. (I never let the kids near the kitchen when I was decorating the cakes for fear they would learn new words, though...)
My cooking tragedies
My most memorable tragedy turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I had a lovely pork tenderloin that I was cooking on the BBQ. I got distracted and it burnt horribly. I was so mad that we ended up going out for pizza instead. Later, after we got home, I cut off all the burnt parts and noticed that the meat had a peculiar odour. I cut it up and put it out for a stray cat that had been hanging around the house. We knew the meat must have been bad as the cat wouldn't touch it!