I love baking, slow cooking, shopping, shoes, running, yoga, pilates, push ups, MMA, crafts, gardening, and being a wife + mom.
I work at Nike + I love my job.
I have a sweet little family: hubby and toddler son. My goal is to keep them well fed with home cooked meals.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, Slow Cookin, Soups, Mashed Potatoes, Pasta, Deli Salads. Biscuits, Muffins, Pies, Cakes, Frosting + Glaze, Cinnamon Rolls, Waffles, Cookies
My favorite family cooking traditions
I just started my cooking + baking journey this year, but hopefully I can build many traditions. "Occytober" will be filled with pumpkin and apple pies + carrot cakes + spooky toppings. I'm cooking my first Thanksgiving this year and I know I want to make cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries + mashed potatoes + gravy + I'm going to try to find the best stuffing recipe around. I plan to go all out for Christmas, cookies galore. I'd like to start a tradition of homemade marshmallows + cocoa for my boys when they come in from the snow. Lastly I'm hoping to do pork + sauerkraut for New Year's.
My cooking triumphs
I got a kick out of making syrup and frosting from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
Ohhhhhh banana cream pie ultra super fail. And recently a bean-rice thing that was an epic disaster.