I grew up on a farm and have always been cooking and baking. Even though I don't live on the farm anymore I still cook for all the help especially around turkey time when there are extra mouths to feed at the farm. I also bake for the farm market year round (in my spare time). I have three teenagers who are always hungry but who don't all like the same types of food. In addition to my job and many volunteer positions I still manage to keep my oven on all the time when I'm home baking or cooking from scratch. Thankfully my husband is easy to cook for.
My favorite things to cook
I bake (a lot) so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes (cookies, breads, pies, etc.) and since I work I'm always looking for recipes that are both healthy and quick -- what everyone wants.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to make some recipes that my grandmother used to make for me as a kid and when I make them it brings back such nice memories of her. My brother and I, along with a friend, have biscotti day once a year at my house and we bake from morning til night in the beginning of December to make something homemade to give along with our gifts.