I am passionate about cooking and strive to make my meal as healthy and nutritious as possible. (sometimes just substituting a low fat ingredient or adding an extra veggie!) I also love being outside, design, marketing, and making my amazingly talented husband smile.
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My favorite things to cook
I love to try something new in the kitchen. A new spice? A new hybrid fruit? A new technique? I'll try it out! When I was younger I focused on baking, so I have always enjoyed the holiday season and baking cookies and breads. Lately, I have been a big slow cooker fan. Who wouldn't love whipping something up in the morning and coming home to dinner?!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has always been a gourmet cook, so that is what I grew up with. I always loved trying new foods growing up and still do. We also always bake lots of cookies for the Christmas holiday which is a big event for our family.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that my husband says, "we have to make this again!"
My cooking tragedies
One night I had planned on making a lean, wine-infused beef stroganoff for dinner. I had gone to the grocery store earlier that day and bought any missing ingredients I would need to make the dish. In a rush, I didn't get all the ingredients out before starting to cook and just as I was about to put in one of the final (and most important) ingredients in...it was missing! I had forgotten one of my grocery bags at the store. Needless to say, I had to dump the whole dish since it was a time sensitive ingredient. BUT, I did try again (with all the ingredients) and it turned out great!!