I like to cook, but I love to bake. My mom taught me how to bake when I was very small and I still enjoy it just as much as back then. My husband and 2 boys just love when I get out my baking stuff on a Sunday morning, because they never know what I might come up with.
Being a mom and working full-time, I find my time in the kitchen relaxing. It makes me foget about all my worries and takes me back to a wonderful time in my life.
My favorite things to cook
I have a lot of favourite things to cook. I have a great time making pasta meals. I gives me a chance to try many different meal ideas and my family loves it.
I also love to make cookies and cakes. One of my favourites is banana bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On each family holiday, my husband and I always take the time to prepare the meal together. It gives us a chance to reconnect and we can chat as we cook.
I also have traditions with my boys. My oldest is 14 and ever since he was small he always joined me in the kitchen to bake different things. He always ended it with licking the mixing spoon and a face full of chocolate.
My youngest is 5 and he is continuing the baking tradition and he loves it just as much as his brother did.
My cooking triumphs
For my mom's birthday years ago I decided I would make a special cake for her. I had just moved out of her house not long before and I was just learning the art of cooking.
Anyway, I ended up making her an incredible black forest cake and she loved it!
I was so proud of myself and I know she was proud of me too.