I am an empty nester mom with a hungry husband and an adorable dog. I have three boys that come home periodically for holidays and family get togethers. I have a huge extended family that loves to eat. I try to introduce healthy alternatives to the traditional fattening favorites, but with some recipes I realize you can skip the all the fat or you lose all the flavor. I'm always on the look out for new recipes. I love cooking shows & magazines.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups. I could be called the soup lady. I love making different salads. I have grown to like vegetarian, Thai, Italian, and of course, Mexican! I like to use the slow cooker to simplify weekday dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making special Holiday meals has become one of my favorite activities.
My cooking triumphs
Prime Rib for Christmas dinner one year, sweet potato & banana souffle, Italian sausage soup to name a few.
My cooking tragedies
I've had my share, most recently made a batch of brownies that were totally stuck to the pan ...I had used a Gheradelli mix and added butterscotch chips, which was a big mistake! I learned don't use box mixes and GREASE the pan thoroughly!