I have two daughters and a wonderful husband. I have always enjoyed cooking and baking. My father and grandparents are from Belgium where my grandfather was a pastry chef. My grandmother is (in my eyes) an excellent borderline gourmet cook making European dishes to die for! My mother's side of the family was more traditional American and I have wonderful recipes from them too! But, my favorite thing to do, besides feed my family, is ENTERTAIN! I love having people over for football games, home parties, holidays and birthdays. Any chance I get, I host!
My favorite things to cook
Anything Italian (even though my family is French). Italian food is just so flavorful and something usually everyone likes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies, of course!!!
My cooking triumphs
My very first Thanksgiving dinner I made at my first home. Everything was picture perfect and delicious.
My cooking tragedies
The first meatloaf I ever made. I remember we had my mother over and she and my (now ex) husband laughed and said we could save it for the first brick of a home we could someday build. I was crushed (and threw some frozen fish sticks in the oven) but now, after hundreds of meatloaves, it's the dish I'm always asked to make, especially by my kids, and they're the only opinions I care about!