I am a stay at home mom of 3 children who loves to cook when I get the chance. I am passionate about volunteering in our community and often end up cooking for crowds of 50+ for various events. It is my favorite way to serve!
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! I am a southern girl at heart. What else is there to say?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Who doesn't have a holiday favorite? Grandma's spaetzle is a must have. Dried fruit and noodle pudding with monkey bread on Christmas morning. Yum! Searching for local goodies while traveling. Hitting the country to find all the fresh produce stands/farmers markets in the summer. Cookbooks, cookbooks, and more cookbooks! I'm sure my siblings and I will be fighting over the family collection someday.
My cooking triumphs
It's definitely my peach pie! Once you read my cooking tragedies you'll understand why. My husband would say it's my own version of beef stroganoff made with filet that's his absolute favorite. We're soul mates when it comes to comfort foods. I love that man! Pulling off meals for 250-500 people with them raving about how good everything was can make you feel pretty triumphant, especially when you're not a professional by any means.
My cooking tragedies
Baking. Oh, and did I mention baking? It is almost a family disgrace that I did not inherit that gene. The gene that makes people ooh and ahh at all the fabulous tender, fluffy, chewy, gooey, beautiful desserts and breads that are family traditions. Give me a 7 course meal plan and I can pull off everything with impeccable timing and taste...until you hit that category. Forget about it! I think I own the only house with 3 kids where a plate of homemade cookies or brownies can sit untouched and get thrown out, unless they're out of a box. *sigh* One of these days...