Mom of 3 sons & a HUGE hubby (not fat), so food is a BIG part of our lives! It is truly a thrill to watch someone eat what I make and see them enjoy it. I'm not about making the same old thing...though tried and true recipe books are my favorite. I read recipes & cookbooks like others read novels....it is a true love story =)
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake, but find I eat it, so I try to down play that. I love to change up recipes and try new. I like to try anything in the slow cooker...though my most astute son when it comes to cooking, tells me he thinks everything in the crockpot tastes the same.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a mom of 3 boys, I felt very compelled to teach boys that cooking is not just a woman's job. All of them can step IT up in the kitchen and instinctually, my youngest son out cooks me any day of the week. He can literally take a bite of something I've made and say..."it's a little starchy, or what's that new flavor in the meatloaf".. CRAZY! Not so much a cooking tradition, but an "eating" tradition, every meal we share as a family we play what is called High/Low..you don't have to have a high and you don't have to have a Low, but we go around the table and share our High's/Low's of our day..on a good cooking day, dinner is inevitably a high for someone!
My cooking triumphs
Finding this website!
My cooking tragedies
Many Many Many crock pot meals...why do they all end up being pot roast or beef/pork stew??!!
Oh and much too often, I forget the bread in the oven & 1/2 way through the meal I jump up to remove the blackened remains of some sort of bread!