I live with my boyfriend of 7 years, and have a son (9 years old) that I see two-three days a week. Every other Sunday he comes over for the day and wants to help make dinner. I enjoy reading and am active on paperbackswap.com; whenever I have a spare minute I have my nose buried in a book, which DBF loves to tease me about :) We also foster cats for a local non profit. My limit is three cats at once, my own kitty and two fosters. I love to garden and to can the results :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to have people over so I can try new recipes on them; I'm always making new recipes or changing old ones. I enjoy baking sweet stuff most of all, but there's only the two of us so I can't do it as often as I'd like. Also, I love the way fresh bread makes the house smell.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade cakes for every birthday. Also, Halloween themed Jello molds :D My son loves to help in the kitchen, which I think is great. I hope one of his favorite memories is helping in the kitchen with me. We also garden all summer, and he gets to see firsthand where the food is coming from. We harvest, process, and eat the veggies all in one day, and this is one 9-year-old that loves his veggies; I will never need one of those 'hide vegetables in your spaghetti sauce' cookbooks!
My cooking triumphs
Recently finally managed to make an omelet! Pretty sad. Also pretty proud of the Lego cake I made for the 8th birthday.