I am a mom of 5 teens, and am such a foodie! From just cooking for the family out of joyous necessity, to a couple years of culinary arts training, I just love it all....maybe a little too much!
My favorite things to cook
Bakery items: cookies, brownies, anything that is yummy and especially kid related. I also love making breads...anything that is kneadable! I truly find it so relaxing and theraputic to knead a bread dough.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Aunt Jennie's Cookie Day! This has become a holiday tradition...making a ton of gingerbread dough and sugar cookie dough....a ton of frosting and glazes of all colors, and as many candies, sugars, anything you can put on a cookie....and just watch the kids go! Amazingly fun!
My cooking triumphs
Too many to pick just a few.
My cooking tragedies
The famous Chili tradgedy of '84. My family has many different variations of this story, but is summed up with learning the limits of ground mustard at 12 years old...lol. To this day, I am asked if there is any ground mustard in whatever I have cooked...just incase.