I am a happily married mom of one little girl, one 8 year old lab mix and two sassy cats. I *love* to be in the kitchen trying new recipes and making old favorites. We love having company over for meals. I now host Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and some family birthday parties. We typically host poker (with snacks, of course!) twice a month. Allrecipes.com has been a God-send!
My favorite things to cook
I only have 1000 characters here... pizza, Italian anything, cookies, Mexican... I suppose it all depends on my mood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom is still looking for her recipe for black bottom cupcakes, which were my ultimate favorite growing up. I've searched everywhere online for it, and have yet to find the exact recipe. Mom's has orange peel in the cream cheese mixture.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving in 2006... everyone raved! It was my first turkey and I went out on a limb and tried a few recipes for the first time. I used most of the same recipes in 2007.
My cooking tragedies
Venison lasagna (turned out the venison was bad and REALLY REALLY game-y)