I am a mother of five small children and am almost full time student. I love to cook but I am hard pressed for time, so I like simplifying classics and creating new meals that are fast and nutritious.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake, baking is my favorite me thing to do. I love the look on peoples faces when they bite into a freshly made pie or spot a tray of just out of the oven cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gathering the kids (7, 6, 4, 3, and 2) into the kitchen and reading the ingredients while they collect the items, and pile them all on the table before we begin to work. Then watching them learn new things, like how to read a measurement or how to level flour in a measureing cup. Learning how to crack eggs was definately an experience I won't soon forget!
My cooking triumphs
I manage to feed a family a well balanced, delicious and nutrious meal every night (except pizza night)
My cooking tragedies
Apple pork chops (shudder) I don't know what I did wrong but ugh... onion soup mix and apples on pork didn't mix for me...