I am a mother of three wonderful children, 2 boys and a girl. I work for the Vancouver School District as a Baker at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. My hobbie is raising Large Koi I have 36 in my pond at this time. I also love to garden and grow Tropical Plants for my ponds.
My favorite things to cook
This year with the Nutrition Services cutting out sugar in our schools Baking has been a challenge for me. But with the new additions of Whole Wheat Flour and Multi Grains I have found a new favorite,"Artisin Breads" which I have found really fun to create and believe it or not the kids love it. I have found many Quick Bread ideas from Allrecipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the kitchen, everyone finds me there. I love to cook with my sisters and kids and "Husbands" too, I love to make cookies and have everyone in the family decorate them at christmas. My family tradition is Family in the Kitchen. I love the smell of fresh spices, tastes, noise and laughter.
My cooking triumphs
Any day that 1000 kids like what their eating for breakfast and lunch, is a triumph for me. I create many things they have never tried before and find they like it, like spinach quiche. Everyday is a new idea waiting to be created, I love my job.
My cooking tragedies
Without a dought it has to be, over proofing the bread dough or mixing up the salt thinking it was sugar.