I'm 28- mom to a toddler with a baby on the way. I'm married to a great guy, even if he is picky! I work full time too, so I try to find quick and easy meals to please the picky palates I have to deal with! When I have more time, I love to try new things- and I especially love to bake.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make and decorate cakes (my newest hobby). I tend to rely on very quick easy recipes when I cook, especially pizza margherita!! So simple, so incredible, especially with fresh tomatoes. My husband is a picky eater though, so I am constantly trying to find things that we'll both eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband can only cook one thing- his family's spaghetti recipe. It's amazing (and secret). I love to be with him in the kitchen when he's cooking it. And holidays around our house are always filled with lots of food, family, laughter and love.
My cooking triumphs
My pumpkin roll is undoubtedly the best thing I make and it really impressed all of my husband's family, which made me feel like a million bucks. It is now requested for every Thanksgiving and Christmas- I don't think they'd let me come without one!!
My cooking tragedies
AAhh. I remember the day well. The first and only time I tried to make snickerdoodles. My roommate at the time thought he was very funny, and he labeled a container with powdered sugr in it as "flour." I was a novice, and not paying attention, and I used powdered sugar instead of flour in the recipe. Those "cookies" (if you could even call them that) ran all over the pan, all over the oven.... Disaster. I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong, so I scraped the gooey runny mess into the trash. Two weeks later my now mother-in-law came over and was making home-made pizza. SHe asked if I had any more flour, her dough was a little wet. So I got out the "flour." She said, "This dough just keeps getting stickier!!" That's when it hit me that my cooking wasn't off, but my roommate was quite the prankster.