I am a stay-at-home mom of two small children. I have been married 9 years and enjoy wowing my family and friends with a good meal/dessert.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. However, since I had 2 kids and turned 30, I am not quite as skinny as I used to be. Now I usually bake things for my husband and kids to enjoy, and leave very little for me to enjoy. However, if it is really good, I usually end up sneaking some that I packaged up in the freezer for my husband's snacks that he takes to work.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas dinner. My family used to take turns for different holiday meals. One aunt would have 4th of July, another Thanksgiving, and my family always had Christmas dinner. Since all of the cousins are married, moved away and or had families of our own, we tend to celebrate our meals with our immediate family. Now my parents come to our house for Christmas dinner, and I enjoy preparing it for my mom, as she did for so many years for all of us. She helps out some, but her biggest help is just playing with the kids while I enjoy preparing the meal.
My cooking triumphs
Preparing a big meal for New Years Day for both my parents and my in-laws, and having everything timed out perfectly to be put on the table nice and hot.
My cooking tragedies
I got a bread machine as a reward from work one year, and I only ever tried once to make a loaf of bread. It was honey wheat bread and it came out like a square, and it was so rediculously dense, that I have never attempted to make bread again (machine or no machine), that is other than the breakfast breads like banana nut, etc..