Hi! I am a single mom raising four kids--two teenagers and two elementary age. I love having Allrecipes as a resource for finding meal ideas, with comments from cooks who have tried them. I joined in 2005 and recently decided to try the membership feature. I use my Allrecipes phone app all the time and decided to make use of the meal planning. I love how my recipes for the week easily transfer to an editable shopping list that I always have handy on the phone for any unplanned trips to the grocery store.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods are my favorites: crock pot meals, veggie casseroles, soups, potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year, I like to make the traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal. It is my absolute most favorite holiday of the year!
My cooking triumphs
If I can create any kind of dinner that all of the children will eat and enjoy!
My cooking tragedies
When I was young and learning how to cook in a commercial kitchen, I once put 1 cup of salt in the mashed potatoes for 120 people, instead of 1 TBSP. Yep--it all got thrown out.