I am 31 years old, married to a wonderful man for 10 years. We have two Standard Poodles but no children yet. Hopefully, that will change in the next couple of years. My mother is a great cook, and I get my love of cooking from her. I have quite a few food allergies so I am learning to substitute ingredients or tailor a recipe to fit my needs.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and make Italian food. I love making pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, homemade pasta sauces, and hearty soups. I love green salads and homemade salad dressings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is a great home-cooking style cook. She always made big Sunday dinners after church. We grew up with pizza, fried chicken, lasagna, tacos and enchilades with homemade flour tortillas. Growing up in Idaho, we always had huckleberries that we froze to use all winter long. My mom has always made Zucchini Huckleberry Bread that was given to her many years ago by a lady in our church. It is always a huge hit and people still ask for it. Also, my husband's grandmother taught me her old sweet roll recipe that she used when she ran a bakery out of her home in the 60's. People that have known her for many, many years still say that is the one thing they remember most about her. Her Caramel Rolls are fantastic!
My cooking triumphs
Lemon bars, apple pie, Chicken Parmigiana, Cinnamon rolls,Caramel Rolls, Huckleberry Zucchini Bread, Blueberry Coffee Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. My pies and rolls are probably the most requested items If I am asked to bring something for a group meal, it is usually one of those items.
My cooking tragedies
My husband and I have totally different taste buds. When I like my Spaghetti Sauce, he doesn't. When he likes it, I think it has no flavor. He hates onions, guacamole, and green peppers. I have had a few meals bomb because he doesn't like the onions in it.