I am a wife and stay-at-home Mom to a 5 year old, 2 year old twins and a 9 month old. Cooking for me is part necessity, since I have to feed my family, and part life-long passion. My Dad taught me how to cook at a very young age and my love of working with food and preparing delicious meals just stayed with me over the years.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, ribs, fish, pasta, vegetables, Thanksgiving dinner, creamy soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite nights to cook are when we grill because I prepare all the food and my husband mans the grill (with some help from our little boy) and it's a real family affair.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering slow cooked ribs and homemade bbq sauce. It took years but I finally perfected my technique and they NEVER disappoint.
My cooking tragedies
I've made some gnarly pasta recipes, both my own experiments and other people's recipes. For some reason, pasta dishes have a tendency more than others to go horribly wrong for me. I believe pasta should be simple to be delicious but every now and then I'll try some crazy, complicated recipe and end up ruining an entire meal.