Mother of four continually on a quest for interesting and healthy new recipes. I have to work with food allergies and vegetarians for family dinner, so sometimes we have to get a little creative around here. Or boring. One of those.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new foods, but am currently questing for healthier fare, particularly vegetarian dishes or those including healthy grains such as quinoa. Really enjoying various Asian foods right now...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes the most wonderful Southern dressing on Thanksgiving (I really can't stand any other kind) and on Christmas it's not dinner (because, really, Santa has about pooped out by then!) but breakfast that is the main meal of the day. We have Cinnamon Syrup and Apple French Toast that may very well be the highlight of my husband's year! Thanks to large family dinners every Sunday, I am proud to announce that I can now cook for 30+ people without breaking a sweat (well, based on the season...)
My cooking triumphs
Either there aren't any or my memory is truly shot. Possibly both! No really, I make a pretty mean eclair cake and have turned into a real soup expert. I never thought I would be one of those people who just throws something together without a recipe, but now I have difficulty sticking to one!
Does anyone ever actually read these things? Why am I putting all of this on here?
My cooking tragedies
Sadly, they are too numerous to list with a 1000 character maximum, but I am continually improving. It's funny how turning into a SAHM forces you to learn to cook. I owe a lot to my first guinea pig, my husband Dave. He is a brave, brave man who will stoically eat anything. Unfortunately, the kids are much more vocal critics.