I am a full time stay at home mom with a toddler & a kindergartener. I like to create meals that are fun, quick, easy, HEALTHY for my family...I love to have fun in the kitchen, and hate it when cooking becomes a chore!
My favorite things to cook
I love recipes that LOOK very difficult, but end up being very easy. Or when I try simple recipes that turn out to be a big hit...or easily adaptable so the same idea can be used for fish, chicken, or beef.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We used to make breakfast pizza on Christmas morning. But my husband and I decided we wanted our very own tradition. Now we get bagels, lax, cream cheese, jelly, & deli meat & cheese...it is similar to a holiday breakfast his mother's Dutch family used to have. I also make Dutch Babies.
My cooking triumphs
Winning over my husband with what he calls "rabbit food". If my husband gives me a look of disbelief or even disgust when I tell him what we're having for dinner, or when I mention it's healthy...and then it turns out he REALLY enjoys it...Those are the BEST triumphs for me.
My cooking tragedies
Blackened Cracker Candy. I got a recipe off of an unfamiliar site on the internet...and had to call up a friend in Texas to give me his recipe to re-do it.