I'm 34, oldest of five kids, so I've been cooking a long time. I have three beautiful sons and a wonderful husband to cook for. We grow organic produce and raise chickens for eggs on our farm. http://www.parkerpondfarm.com
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for other people. I like making big meals, whether it's hamburger's and hotdogs with all the fixin's or roast pork with a handful of side dishes. I don't get to do it often, but that's my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite food from family get-togethers is Stuffed Artichokes. Also, after Thanksgiving, we always had oranges and nuts after pie. I don't know anyone else who does this.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving dinner was a smash hit with my husband. It was my first turkey, my first everything, and I have this website to thank for my success.
My cooking tragedies
When I was young, my grandmother and I were baking a Big Bird molded cake. Instead of measuring 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda, I put in 1 1/2 cups. Needless to say that even though the cake looked beautiful when we decorated it, it tasted absolutely horrific. I double check all my measurements.