I am a Mom of two sweet children and married to my hubby for almost 19 years. I enjoy learning new recipes, still a little timid but I'm always willing to try out a new recipe if I think my family will like it.
My children and I really love to bake together, especially holiday items. The kids always look forward to that and so do I.
I am more of a baker whose more at ease in front of the Kitchen Aid mixing!!!
My favorite things to cook
Baking my Aunt's famous banana bread & my Mom's christmas cookies.
I love to make my Mom's fantastic Chicken Cacciatore for my husband. My family absolutely loves my beef stew & homeade chicken & squash soup on a cold night. Pasta & Peas on a Friday night (Gram's recipe). Our specialty is Gravy & Meatballs on a Sunday afternoon. My husband & I make that together, it's just a nice fun tradition for us to share.
Also, I try and let my children help me with a dinner recipe once in a while especially if it's not too difficult and just has lots of adding items, they make a mini-cooking show movie together, they love these times!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Any and all of my Mom & both of my Grandmothers' recipes. Holiday baking with my children.
My cooking triumphs
Seafood is a big one. I am Italian so we have many delicious family recipes that I would like to conquer & try out & make really well for my family.
My cooking tragedies
My 1st year of marriage I had my in-laws over for dinner and made a chicken dish adding boullion cubes but forgot the water to add them with!!!!!! I was mortified but my Father-in-law loved it & had seconds anyway!!! What a sport and we all had a laugh!!!