I am a mother of three, step-mother of three more, and a grandmother by proxy. With a husband in law enforcement, there is always someone at my house, hanging out, eating, and in need of entertaining. I'm also working long shifts, so my time means a lot to me. Cooking a good, filling meal here is an absolute must.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy trying my hand at new foods, and I am most interested in traditional Southern dishes, since my man is truly a down home southern fried kind of fella. I also enjoy trying to sneak in healthy alternatives when I can!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Although southern born and bred, my mother was a Northern gal, so I have a mixed cooking background. The only tradition that was ever carried on in my house was Sunday dinners. If you can make a mouth watering Sunday-worthy dinner, then the tradition in this family has been met.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I put a meal on the table that my family will clean out in record time, that is a triumph! Most recently, I baked white bread from a recipe on this site. It induced instant oohs and ahhs. Now THAT'S a triumph to be proud of..... my step-children have NEVER had freshly baked bread!
My cooking tragedies
*Grin* I tend to burn or oversalt food when not paying close attention... and if the house is slightly smoky, well, no one blinks an eye.