Stay at home mother to four children 5 and under.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! I love create spins on brownies and cookies, particularly. I'm also very good at bread-making. I attribute that to watching my mother make bread for years, even though she could never get me to get involved. I learned by proximity!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday desserts are my absolute favorite. My children and I pick out 10 different desserts to make. Five to seven of them are usually the conventional items, like sugar cookies, cupcakes, choco covered items. We like to get creative, though.
My cooking triumphs
I have conquered a lot of different recipes over the last few years that were a challenge for me, including bread-making, homemade pizza doughs. and canning. However, the achievement that still makes me giddy is FINALLY...after years of screwing them up...learning how to boil eggs to perfection, every time! Seems so simple, I know!
My cooking tragedies
My biggest cooking fiasco was a special family dinner. I made a beautiful rump roast, sesame garlic potatoes, onion rolls, and steamed asparagus! It smelled so heavenly! I pulled the roast pan out of the oven to drain some juice from the beef for the gravy when my hand slipped from one of the handles. The juice and roast dumped out all over the front of me, giving me 2nd degree burns all over my chest...even on "the girls!"
That was probably one of the most painful, most hilarious ER visits I've ever had in my life. The family was very understanding.