Extremely happily married to a handsome cowboy with three furry babies (two loving cats and a very large rambunctious dog).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmothers and mom were/are amazing cooks. I strive to be as adventurous as them and the greatest compliment I can receive is to hear something tastes just like "Nanny" or "Grandma" used to make it.
My cooking triumphs
My husband now willingly trys anything I make - that says a lot coming from a man who previously only believed in three food groups: steak, beef jerky and beer.
My cooking tragedies
As a teenager, I attempted to make a scratch chocolate cake for my Dad just like his mom did. However, I thought each section of the Baker's chocolate was considered "one whole square" and only used half of the recommended chocolate in the recipe. Thank God my Dad is so supportive of my cooking as he raved about how moist and tall the pale brown cake turned out and did not comment on the taste until I took a bite - no flavour, you could only taste the flour! He ate an entire piece and still talks about what a beautiful cake it was minus the chocolate!