I am a work-at-home mom of six - one boy and five girls. I like to try new recipes, some old-fashioned and some gourmet, although I sometimes have to convince my meat-and-potatoes hubby to try new things.
My favorite things to cook
I like to create fresh dishes with produce from our bountiful summer garden. I try to find new ways to use our homegrown beef as well as elk harvested by my husband. Always desserts and fun treats for the kids.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We make a big breakfast with the kids on Sunday mornings. The oldest, 8 and 9, are starting to learn to cook the pancakes and eggs. Thanksgiving with the big extended family is awesome. Cooking for 60+! New Years Eve dinner is my favorite, creating new appies and beautiful trays of goodies.
My cooking triumphs
I tried to perfect my cheesecake recipe by trying a variety of methods and measurements. It's pretty fabulous, but I'm never one to say it can't get better. White chocolate raspberry is the favorite, but we also like coconut macadamia and cappuccino cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
Well, I'm a klutz, so most of my tragedies involve dropping something in some way. Tripping down the stairs with a huge jello salad at a family barbecue was a good one - I was about 12 and will never live it down. I also enjoyed letting a huge pizza slip out of my hands and down the side of the oven. I'm sure there will be more to come.