I am married and have 4 wonderful children. My boys are 20, 19, and 13; my daughter is 12. My husband has always wanted to open a diner or cafe because he likes to cook. My boys have taken an interest in cooking, especially my oldest. He likes to experiment and is pretty good at it. My daughter does not eat meat so I encourage her to make some of her own meals. This has caused us to get creative at mealtime which is turning out to be a good thing!
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods and anything my family will ALL eat. I enjoy trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy making old recipes that have been handed down from grandparents, old family friends, cookbooks that I have inherited.
My cooking triumphs
I have gotten really good at made-from-scratch cheesecakes. I make the best sloppy joes next to my mothers. My shepherd's pie gets rave reviews and co-workers are always asking me for recipes.
My cooking tragedies
I cannot come up with an original recipe idea to save my life! I can tweak recipes I get from other people or off the internet and they usually turn out well.