I'm a busy working mom of 2 darling boys and I'm always looking for quick, easy, tasty and healthy meals to prepare for my family.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite appliance in the kitchen is my CrockPot! If it wasn't for that one appliance we would surely have starved a long time ago.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving with all the trimmings! Need I say more?
My cooking triumphs
My friends and family call me the Queen of Appetizers. I NEVER cook anything that is low cal. That's why everything tastes so good I think. I'd rather eat less of the real thing than more of something that's all precessed chemicals. I use all whole foods, real butter, real mayo, sour cream, and whole milk. There's nothing better than a hot cup of coffee in the moring that has a dollop of heavy whipping cream in it! YUM! In my opinion if you take the fat out of a food you have to replace it with artifical chemicals to make it taste good and how can that be better for you than the whole food, the way nature intended. I also try to incorporate a lot of veggies into our evening meals.
My cooking tragedies
I've had more than my fair share of cooking disasters. One particular dinner disaster that sticks out in my mind was when a co-worker and I were talking about Meatloaf recipes and she told me that she used rice instead of breadcrumbs in her meatloaf. She thought that it kept the meatloaf moister. Sounded good to me so I tried it. She neglected to tell me one tiny bit of importatnt information, that the rice needed to be cooked first. You should have seen my husbands face when he took that first bite of meatloaf. At first he thought that his teeth were falling out, all those little hard grains of rice felt like he was chewing up his teeth. Poor guy!