I am a mom, constantly busy with two young children. One of my favorite things to do is bake with them, they get a little crazy with the stirring, but somehow it always works out ok. Although I have won contests with my baking, it is my 2009 resolution to learn how to cook. I especially want to open my meat-eating husband up to vegetarian dishes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake anything that involves chocolate. I also like to try new things I haven't done before. I recently baked my first, second and third pies ever for a family gathering, everyone loved the braided crust.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since my family is in Nebraska I am working hard to start special new traditions for my son. One of my husbands favorite is fresh apple cake on Christmas morning.
My cooking triumphs
Pies, with home made crust. I pride myself on doing everything on my own, no store-bought pot-luck offerings from this girl! The very best thing I've made though, was a chocolate cake for my sons birthday. 6 hours and 4 lbs of buttercream frosting later I had a masterpiece!
My cooking tragedies
Garlic bread. I never seem to get the right combination of spices and it always turns out kind of weird.