I'm married with two great sons. I come from a large family that celebrates family occasions with lots of great food! I grew up with the best cook in the world; my mom. Sadly, she passed away two years ago. I miss her terribly but I try to make her recipes for my sons so they will know how great she truly was.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook new things. It's hard with two small children to come up with recipes that will be liked by all but I think it's important to get them to try new things. I love to make roasts, homemade apple pies, roasted chicken, you name it! My most favorite recipes are the ones I've gotten from this site!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to make a spaghetti sauce that she would simmer all day. It was so good that neighbors used to show up at our house right before dinner, with salad or garlic bread, asking if they could stay for dinner. Ofcourse she always let them. My brother and myself still make her sauce the same way. My sons and I always make and decorate cookies for xmas and my husband and I always host a huge party at Christmas with lots of great food we make.
My cooking triumphs
I made a great Christmas dinner last year that everyone raved about. It is often a lot of work but it's worth it to see all the happy faces!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make my mother's biscuits I think I must have left out the baking powder. They were as hard as hockey pucks. I was young (like ten) so that's my excuse. My older sister still teases me about this though.