I am a single mama to a 7-year-old little girl. I am so lucky that I work at home and am able to stay at home with my daughter. I love being a mom and taking care of my house and being all domestic. Cooking and baking are my hobbies, but I also love to read, knit, and sew.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort food. Since I am not good at making big meals with lots of side dishes and stuff, I'm all about meals that cook up all in one big pot. I love casseroles, one-dish meals, soups, and stews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a long line of great cooks, but some of my favorites are the traditional German recipes handed down from my grandmother and great-grandmother.
My cooking triumphs
One Christmas I successfully baked eight cheesecakes to give away to my family and friends as gifts. It was a lot of work, but they all turned out great.
My cooking tragedies
So many. A few years ago I tried to pull off a well-intentioned but not very well-planned Mother's Day brunch for the women in my family. I had a really hard time timing things so they would all get done at the same time, so many of my dishes were cold by the time I got everything on the table, and my brunch was finally served more than two hours late.