I am the mother of seven boys and two little girls. Their ages are 25-4 months. I've been married for 23 years. I recently finished a degree in early childhood development. Four of my sons are currently serving in the military. Three are soldiers and one is a marine.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking with fresh products verses processed. The natural the better. I like to know what I am eating. I am a scratch cooker from way back. I love cooking different foods while learning about the different cultures they come from.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love having my kids and/or their spouses all piled into my kitchen with everyone doing a different job. One cooking, one sauteing, one stirring. I just think it is more fun to have everyone involved.
My cooking triumphs
Years ago I was so intimidated by yeast breads and any kind of canning. Well, I had a good friend who walked me through my first canning session, which was homemade salsa, from then on I was hooked. I made myself try the yeast breads until I had success...now that is the only kind of bread I feed my family. I make all of our bread from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
I am still yet to accomplish making pie crusts. I CAN NOT get this down!!!