I am a 28 year old mother of 4 children (7 y/o boy, Trust Hale and 5 y/o girl, Kaiya Prosper 3 year old girl, Aberlin Sparrow and Everleigh Seren who just turned 1). My husband, who is a medic/firefighter, and I married 5 years ago and ever since then I have been passionate about baking! Nothing brings more joy to a mother than her family delighting in her recipes and asking for more!
My favorite things to cook
Quick rise and yeast breads.
I also enjoy making cookies, brownies, puddings and anything that makes my family say "mmmmm". I love taking a recipe and tweeking it so it becomes a family favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have the most memories of cooking with my grandmother who is now in heaven. She was the best cook and made up all of her own recipes. Porcupine Balls, zucchini bread, Oven puff pancakes, Stuffed zucchini, home made hot chocolate and lots of others!
My cooking triumphs
I have never made a bad loaf of yeast bread. The first loaf I ever made was a french bread and since then it's only been up hill!
My cooking tragedies
My son's second birthday! The cake turned out beautifully but the frosting I used for lettering melted at the last moment. Thank heavens no one minded the ugly cake....but it sure did taste good!! I have learned to do 'trial runs' of birthday cakes the week before and then give them away to friends or family. This has saved me much grief over the years. :)