I am a SAHM and a homeschooling mom. I have two children, both are boys. I am a military wife. I am very involved at my church. You already know one passion of mine is food, I also love reading the Bible, doing pilates, singing in my mini van, and writing in my journal.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy making different chicken dishes. I cannot eat beef and pork, so I have to get creative with poultry. I don't enjoy fish. So I am very challenged to make new chicken and turkey dishes. I also love vegetarian meals. Usual dishes in my house are: turkey chili, minestrone soup, pasta dishes, couscous, and elaborate green salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom has passed down a few yummy ones to me. One is our chicken salad. She got that my Great Aunt. We also make a killer potato salad. My son's favorite is our baked mac n' cheese.
My cooking triumphs
Ok, I would say my latest cooking triumph was the strawberry short cake that I made from scratch. I was so nervous to make it. I never made it before. I used one of the recipes from this site. My whole family loved it!
My cooking tragedies
I don't know why, but I never do well with dried beans. In fact I just attempted a new soup the other day, and while the flavor was wonderful, the beans just wouldn't cook. The beans always stay firm.