I'm a busy, working Mum of three busy kids, aged 9, 8 and 6. Between them, they keep my husband and me run off our feet but we do try to eat together every day. I live in England but found a love of American food when visiting a friend's house when I was young. I was a skinny looking kid and her wonderful Mom insisted on trying to fatten me up a bit - Who was I to stop her?!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook a big meal and then watch my family and others (the more, the merrier) sit down together to enjoy it. Making cookies and cakes with the children is another favourite of us all.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I just love to see people enjoy home cooking and to understand and appreciate the effort that has gone into making it. It is so easy to buy everything ready made in the supermarket, and to be honest, we all have so many things we could be doing instead of being stuck in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
There aren't any particular dishes but I'm really pleased that I stuck at feeding the kids home-made baby mush!! Don't get me wrong, they have had their fair share of chicken nuggets, but now they understand what the healthier choice is and happily eat up their vegies and are wonderfully adventurous about trying new food. So pleased I stuck at it.
My cooking tragedies
Many! But you can only learn from your mistakes ;-)