I am a mom of two elementary school aged boys. I am also wife to a wonderful husband. I work part time in an office. I love to be in the kitchen and I love feeding my family healthy and tasty foods! I also love to grow a vegetable garden in the summer, although here in Vermont, the growing season is kinda short. I love working out (to combat the weight gain from all the baking!), being outside, kayaking, fishing (we ice fish in the winter), and spending time with my boys!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and experiment with baking recipes. I have mixed results with my recipe changes. The changes are usually to make the recipes healthier. I love healthy cooking and baking. I have also recently begun using my crockpot and I am loving it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies at Christmas! My mom and I always made tons. I am continuing with my sons as they love to help in the kitchen. Also my mom's homemade bread. I still can't recreate hers!
My cooking triumphs
Birthday cakes for my sons. They have each had a special cake for each birthday, all handmade. There has been a racetrack, train, rocket ship, teddy bear, Darth Vadar...I love doing it and the boys get so excited! My husband and I recently made our first ever homemade donuts. It is was my first success at frying anything and they were so yummy!
My cooking tragedies
I have trouble frying things! The house always ends up stinking and the product burned!