I'm in my early 30's. I'm a mom and I work full time. I have lots of hobbies, don't have much time to spend on them as I like, but everything has to have a balance. I enjoy cooking. I have a huge kitchen, old, but huge. And it's always the gathering spot when people come over. I love to learn new tips and tricks in the kitchen, and teach others how easy it can be.
My favorite things to cook
Anything!!! Okay to narrow it down, I love to cook outdoors. Grilled meat and light sides are definately passions of summer. But there is something wonderful in a great main dish, yummy salad, crusty bread, and a lovely dessert thrown together with good friends and good wine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've pretty much taught myself in the kitchen. I have two wonderful children and we are making new traditions to do through out the years to come.
My cooking triumphs
I love to Bake!!! Every Christmas, for the past 5 years. I bake for about 20 families, and my assortment of goodies is my treat to them. I take a friday off from work each year around Christmas. I bake and cook Friday, Saturday and some on Sunday and deliver these boxes to the lucky ones. It's a good assortment, twelve different kinds of cookies, fudge, and candies in each box. Every year I tell myself I probably won't do it again, it is a lot of work. But as the year passes...and Christmas rolls around, everyone starts asking when they are getting their box. And I find myself, around Christmas, handing away Shirt size gift boxes filled with wonderful sugar goodness.