I am 29 years old.
I've been married since February 10, 2007. My husband is the most important person in my life. I love him with all my heart and am so thankful for his selfless love for me!!! :-) We are expecting our first child in August! I'm from a family of 11. 7 brothers and 1 sister.
I have a passion for cooking/baking!
I do catering and cake decorating out of my home.
I also enjoy reading, traveling and shopping!
My favorite things to cook
Well...I like to cook most anything! But I'll choose a few favorites:
Anything with Pumpkin, Cheesecake,
Homemade bread w/ fresh ground flour,
Soup and Chowder,
Salads and homemade Dressings,
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast we almost always make a Baked Omelet and Sour Cream Coffeecake. The only other traditions I can think of are:
We make 99 percent of our meals from scratch.
We couldn't live without our homemade, light/fluffy, fresh ground, whole wheat bread.
We have a garden and do as much canning as we can
My cooking triumphs
Probably my number 1 cooking triumph is my Whole Wheat Bread. When people taste it, they can't believe it's 100% whole wheat. We grind our own grain and that is what makes the difference in texture, density and weight. Other than that, I guess I would say that my custom cakes have been a success. Most people think my decorated cakes are homemade. But I've learned a few tricks to making cake mixes really yummy! I also came up with a buttercream frosting recipe that doesn't have a shortening taste.
My cooking tragedies
I made a from scratch Angel Food cake one time. I did everything the recipe said, but when I took it out of the oven it didn't look that great. Then while it was cooling propped upside down, it fell out of the pan. The guys who ate it thought it tasted great!
For awhile I had problems making yeast breads (other than my whole wheat bread). It seems I was always doing something too hot or too cold and wrecking the yeast. Finally I got it right and am enjoying lots of yeast bread recipes!