I am a stay at home mother of 2 In my early 20's. I always tell myself that I will so some scrapbooking or gardening in my spare time, but I always end up in the kitchen trying out a new recipe! I love God, the small town I live in, my beautiful children, my husband, and my life in general.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that makes my husband smile. He jokingly rates my meals on a scale of 1-10. I never repeat a meal that he has rated lower than 6. I think my favorite would be my special chili though, because everyone seems to like it, and it makes a giant batch so I can freeze some for a later meal. I also make moist cornbread with my chili.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family traditions revolve around the holidays when my mom would make appetizers that we would nibble while decorating the Christmas tree or munching on while waiting to ring in the new year. Olie-Bollen was always on the New Years menu too since we're Dutch. Because of these traditions, I LOVE looking for tasty appetizer to serve up at holiday parties(okay, all year!). My mom was also a stay at home mom and I remember helping her knead bread and stealing pinches of cookie dough when her back was turned. I have many fond memories of my mom and I in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
Getting a 10 on a dinner from my husband. I know I'm a good cook, but he doesn't give tens very quickly. It motivates me to keep looking for the perfect recipe.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made macaroni and cheese, I was 8 years old and I didn't read the box very well, because after I had mixed in the butter, milk, and cheese powder, I put it back on the stove top to cook longer. It didn't burn, but it wasn't very tasty either.