My name is Nadina. I am from a very small town in the heart of the snowbelt. I am married to a wonderful man and we have three adorable children. Mekaylie age 12, Nathon age 9 and our baby girl Maliah age 3. I love to shop, cook, scrapbook and have fun with my family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pasta dishes, experiment with new recipes and make cute, kid friendly desserts. Presentation is everything! I am always looking for creative ways to serve and display food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to make a good breakfast casserol for Christmas morning. I wake up, throw it in the oven and then I can enjoy gift opening with my family. When we are done, the casserol is hot and ready to eat! Extra note, santa cuts all of the toys out of their box and puts batteries in the toys, then puts them back in the box and wraps the gifts. This way when my kids open their gifts on Christmas, my husband and I are not assembling, cutting, and fighting all of those toys out of their box while we should be enjoying and taking pictures of them. What a great way to RELAX and enjoy Christmas morning!!
My cooking triumphs
I am still trying to become a better cake decorator! I have tons of cake pictures here but when it comes to a solid plain frosted cake, I have trouble getting a smooth, white base. I always have cake crumbs peeking through!
UPDATE>>>> Getting better! If I really whip up the frosting prior to spreading, it doubles the volume of frosting and gives me more to work with!! Then I mound it up on top and let it spill down the sides as I frost. Then the whole cake is even , and I am not worried about leaving enough for the sides.
My cooking tragedies
I have a picture posted of these adorable deviled egg chicks. I tried to present them cute using fake Easter grass. The grass stuck to the egg filling like glue! When I served them, we were laughing and pulling Easter grass out of these eggs before we could eat them!! Live and learn!!