There are few things I enjoy more than whipping up a batch of delicious goodies and handing them out to family and friends. I have been baking since I was in elementary school.
I have five children and I'm teaching them all how to cook. My oldest daughter, 2, is an avid baker. She may not be able to read the recipe but she can do just about everything else, including crack an egg.
My favorite things to cook
In this house, we love to make sweets. My favorite recipes are Clone of a Cinnabon, Delicious Ham & Potato soup, and Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili. Not to mention every kind of cookie imaginable.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a biweekly "pizza night" with kid easy pizzas. We take biscuit dough, smash it down flat add a little sauce and top with our favorites. The kids love it and it's quick and easy.
Another family favorite is our kid friendly gingerbread houses. We use graham cracker squares to construct mini gingerbread houses and then let the kids go to town decorating them. Another cheap, fun, and easy family night.
My cooking triumphs
Nearly all of my recipes, both family secret recipes and recipes off of Allrecipes.com have been award winning. The most recent being my variation on Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili. Our church had a chili cook off with 11 entries. There were 5 judges who had to sample each and then 30 members who were waiting to chow down on the remains. Not only did my chili take first place by a long shot but after making a double batch and being stuck in a pool with 10 other chili's my crock pot came back scraped cleaning with people asking for more. Everyone else had tons of leftovers. I'm especially proud because that was my first time making White Chicken Chili.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had any...yet