I'm a homeschool mom of 9 children, and soon to be grandma. I grew up in a family of awesome cooks, and I love passing those same skills onto my children.
My favorite things to cook
Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, butterhorns, baking any kind of bread, soups, cookies, oies, and basically anything with cheese.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Prime rib, lefse, and maize at Christmas, my birthday carrot cake, raspberry custard kuchen, hot beefs, and potluck beans out camping; blue cheese burgers on the canoe trip, pasties for snowmobiling, garlic mashies at Thanksgiving, autumn apple crisp, and too many others!
My cooking triumphs
I love creating my own recipes, especially when they are requested over and over by the people I care about. Some of my best personal recipes (though simple) would be Lazy Mom's French Toast, my homemade butterhorns, and cooking all of the food for my two daughters' weddings, and my oldest son's birthday concoction...chocolate disgust.
My cooking tragedies
Ugh...never mention orange pork chops to my husband. The traditional German meal I made for the family wasn't a real hit, either...I loved it, but I was the only one!