I used to work in the hotel industry, but I love being a mom to twin boys now. I have always stayed home with them. I have a home business, and now I also work part-time as a radio DJ for a Christian music station. I love to cook for my family at least 6 nights a week, and this site is a great place to find new ideas.
My favorite things to cook
I'm not much of a baker, but I love to cook any sort of dinners. I like trying things in the crock pot, and I'm pretty good with stir fry type things. I have become quite fond of making different soups, and everyone seems to love my cheesy potato soup. Maybe I'll submit that as my first recipe! I also love marinading things for my husband to grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like friends/family meals where everyone does one thing that they do really well. We all have a chance to show off our "stuff" and still have time to sit around and talk while others are cooking. That makes for a great evening.
I also love it when my kids help me cook or when they tell me they love something I made for them. (especially if it happens to be healthy!)
My cooking triumphs
My cheesy potato soup is a hit. I also get GREAT compliments on a recipe I learned from Emeril. It's butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce. VERY time consuming, but it's wonderful for really special times with friends....usually a multi-course meal with lots of wine and fellowship.
My cooking tragedies
In college, I was trying to make chicken noodle soup in a dorm room with only electric equipment. I chose the crock pot as my weapon, but it didn't work out so great. I had bought mini-pasta of some sort. It didn't look like I added enough, so I kept pouring. When I checked on it later, it was FULL of swollen pasta. You would have thought it was a rice dish or something! It was horrible, and we ordered pizza.