Growing up in a family of non-cooks, I taught myself how to cook in college and realized how much I enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy being mom to my cat and two dogs and reading.
My favorite things to cook
I love using my slow cooker! There's nothing better than walking in my front door and having my whole house smell incredible!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy making fried chicken on the weekend together. He fries the chicken with his "secret" batter, and I make the sauces for it.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving was the first holiday I ever hosted in my home. Living on an Air Force base, my husband and I had a lot of guys at our house for dinner. I planned and cooked the dinner for all 10 people on my own, and everything turned out perfect. It was definitely one of my proudest moments! :)
My cooking tragedies
My husband will never let me forget my chicken florentine casserole disaster! The recipe called for lemon juice, and I accidentally added the juice of a whole lemon. The casserole was absolutely inedible. I learned that a little lemon juice goes a long way!