My name is Mandy and I'm a happily married mom of two. If I'm not knitting, it's probably because I'm cooking something.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake bread of all kinds, especially sweet bread recipes like banana bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma baked cakes for as long as I could remember. Now that she's in heaven, when I bake a cake I always think of her. She would have been proud of me.
My cooking triumphs
I love mimicking recipes that I first experience in a restaurant, like Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup.
My cooking tragedies
I can only think of one tragic incident and it was when my bread machine bit the dust with a full recipes worth of apple cinnamon oatmeal bread inside. I had to dump the whole batch!
Oh, and I once burned a can of Campbell's tomato soup on the stove when I was in high school. But we won't even go there.