I'm a first time mom at 39 as well as a 3-piece-suit professional. I'm lucky enough to have a guy who doesn't mind role reversal and he stay at home with our son.
Cooking is my relaxation outlet and my area where I can be creative.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother taught me to cook with ingredients... not out of a box. 99% of my meals are all homemade. I only cheat when it comes to a Pasta Roni type side.
My cooking triumphs
Amazing birthday cakes for my former step-kids. My son will be 1 in a month and a half... now it will be a yearly thing for the next 18 years at least!
I made a double layer FULL SHEET cake to look like a Playstation with additional cakes to look like controllers with licorice strings and more cake to look like cd's. I made a guitar, flying saucers, muddin' truck. a 4-wheeler... Too many to count!
My cooking tragedies
A few... Beer chicken - someone else added an additonal can of beer before I got home from work beacuse he thought it looked dry and it was HORRID! Balsamic Salmon... UGH!