I am a Navy wife and a mother to 3 girls ages 10, 3 and 5 months! I am currently a nursing student as well and will one day become a nurse anesthetist. With my husband being in the Navy, we move around quite a bit, but honestly, I don't mind. I think it is fun and you get to meet lots of new people! I enjoy cooking a lot but it hasn't always been this way. I think because my husband loves my food, that it has become more of a joy than a chore. My husband and I like to cook "gourmet" once a week together to learn some new techniques and enjoy different types of food. My favorite thing to do though is bake. I have been doing it by myself since I was 10 years old. I learned a lot of what I know from my grandma! I think I enjoy it even more though, because I have quite the sweet tooth. Baked goods always make everyone happy :o)
My favorite things to cook
Tortilla soup, chocolate chip cookies, casseroles, chicken/pasta dishes, tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches (with many different varieties of cheeses - no american slices here), Mexican food because I just happen to be good at it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking as a child with my grandmother. I loved this growing up and she instilled the love of baking into me. I am just starting this tradition with my 10-year-old daughter.
My cooking triumphs
I can't really say though I am quite pleased that my husband thinks I am a great cook - I never really thought of myself as this!
My cooking tragedies
The fondant recipe on this site - Oh gosh! This was a nightmare in everything that came with it. I also am not too good at making any sort of dough product whether it be breads, pie crusts, etc. I have no idea why, but I can never seem to get it down right. I tried the "Diners' Drive-in's and Dive's cookbook "Blue Ribbon Cinnamon Roles" and even with using my KitchenAid, turned out into a huge mess and the most doughy rolls I have ever had - YUCK! It seemed easy but apparently I don't have a knack for yeast doughs or pie crusts. Hopefully done day though....