I live with my boyfriend of 10 years, and have a son (11 years old), 2 cats, and a wonderful dog. 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. 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 the most. Also, I love the way fresh bread makes the house smell. Brunch every other month at my place!
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 11-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.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make fried apples on the electric stove after moving...charcoal! Need to get used to these burners!