I'm a 47 year old married mother of 5. I've been married to my husband Joe for 26 years. He is an ER Nurse. I stay home and take care of our home and 4 boys and 1 girl. Our children are 21, 19, 16,
14 and 10. I told my husband if he bought me a house I would cook rather than going out. We bought our home 11 years ago and I haven't stopped cooking since. I am a cookbook/recipe junkie. I like to try new things. I'm a pretty good cook if I do say so myself and have also been told. We recently found out that our No. 3 son has Juvenile Diabetes...so I guess I'll be learning some more new ways of cooking!
My favorite things to cook
Easy Stuff!! I can cook everything except chinese food. I love going out for Chinese, so I don't try to master it at home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve dinner and treats for special occasions. I make, what I call Turtle Pretzels and my daughter Olivianna helps me. We have been making them together since she could climb on a chair.
My cooking triumphs
Where should I start. Just kidding. I make some mean Danish Cheese Squares, Rolo Cookies and Turtle Pretzels. I make spaghetti sauce (homemade) just like my mothers, at least I think so, pretty good. I'm known for my Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken Paprikash, with dumplings from scratch also mastered fried chicken! I recently started creating my own recipes, my "Dori's Tender Tips" have become a nationwide favorite with family scattered all over the map.
My cooking tragedies
It used to be PORK LOIN! Not tenderlion. The boneless roast.....dry!! I've gotten better :)