I am a working wife and mother of 3 busy boys, so I am always looking for new, easy recipes for my family. I am the primary meal preparer (about 99% of the time!) so I like to have some variety. I love to bake desserts!!!
My favorite things to cook
Dessert....cakes, cookies, brownies, but I'm not much for pies. I would love , love, love to own my very own bakery someday. Old-fashioned, could've found in your grandma's kitchen-type desserts, only, though! No yeast breads or decorated cakes for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas morning we have brunch at my mom's house, which consists of a sausage/egg casserole, mom's special Christmas bread and fresh orange slices. I also love all Mom's comfort foods....beef stew, mashed potatoes, swiss steak...yum!
My cooking triumphs
Last summer I tried my hand at freshly whipped cream for the first time and it turned out fabulously! I also recently made bread all by myself. It was a good experience but nothing I'm itching to do again.
My cooking tragedies
Once as a teenager, I forgot to put the peanut butter in peanut butter cookies, and I couldn't figure out why they didn't smell right while they baked! Luckily I was able to add peanut butter to the rest of the dough before baking.