I have many interests, but being a stay at home mom to six children (three under six) keeps me busy in the kitchen taking care of their nutritional needs. Dinner around the table each night is very important to us!
Being a SAHM also keeps me busy taking my children to school, helping them with homework and all the other things children need from their moms! My activities center around my husband and my children, and we try to do things as a family all the time. When I do get a minute, I like to read a good book, work on genealogy, go on walks, and work on the occasional sewing, crocheting or other projects. In the meantime, I am cleaning or doing laundry!
My favorite things to cook
Whatever I or my family are in the mood to eat. Usually something sweet!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whole wheat bread making has been passed down from my mother to me. Hopefully my children will have the desire to learn how to make bread, too!
My children love to help me (and my husband) mix whatever we are making, be it pancakes, cookies, bread or dinner on the stove. Everyone has to have a hand on the mixer, take a turn stirring, or a turn adding the ingredients, but it is all good as we are having fun as a family!
My cooking triumphs
I cook mostly for my family and I am always happy when my creations in the kitchen are well received at the table!
My husband entered me into a local cooking contest and I won "Best Bread" with my mother's Angel Roll recipe that I rolled into crescents for presentation. Yay!
I started learning to bake at a young age. My mother taught me how to make whole wheat bread when I was 8 years old. I remember doing it all by myself, but have to assume she was close by just in case!
A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at sourdough bread. I researched starter recipes, and made one. Then I tried a few recipes and found a favorite at our house. Instead of making it with plain white flour, I played with the ingredients and got it just right with almost half of the flour being whole wheat flour. My triumph with this is that my husband feels spoiled when I make my sourdough bread (and he won't eat any other)!
My cooking tragedies
I have had many cooking tragedies,but my main one is when I made spaghetti for the first time after I got married. I put too much salt in the sauce... We ate it anyway, but it was terrible!