I'm a 42 year old woman with three sons.
One son is a newlywed and cooks quite well..I am sure that pleases his bride.
The other two sons are 13 and 11.
I love recipes that have great flavor but also save me time with some of the ingredients.
My favorite meal to cook is Sunday dinner because everyone gets out of church famished and we always sit as a family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake casseroles.
One thing I really love to do is surprise someone with a meal to minister to them.
I find people are so busy these days that a cooked meal is always the most pleasant of surprises.
I love making a roast dinner or chicken dinner in my crock pot and a big batch of mashed potatoes to go with it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking cookies at Christmas. I really love making iced sugar cookies in bright colors.
My cooking triumphs
My most recent recipe is soon to be posted on Allrecipes.com. It's a frozen dessert with layers (all very easy) and the center layer is ice cream sandwiches.
I created this recipe when the expensive frozen ice cream cakes were no longer big enough to feed my large birthday gatherings.
It's called "Ice Cream Sandwich Delight" if you want to watch for it to be posted here.
My cooking tragedies
Biggest tragedy was when I was a young woman trying to learn how to cook and impress my husband.
I didn't know you couldn't put a glass baking dish on top of the stove at all.
I had baked a wonderful dish but it got done early. I didn't want it to get cold before my husband got home from work, so I decided it would probably be okay to put it on top of the stove with very low heat on the coils.
All went okay until we were in the middle of supper and the glass dish literally exploded all over the table, with glass on our plates in our faces, in our laps and all over the floor.
To say my husband was stunned is an understatement !