I'm a 22 year old mother of (soon-to-be!) 3 precious kids and a hubby who loves me to cook for him! He is in charge of the grill though :) I work part time, am working on my Bachelor's part time and baking is my "break". My 3 year old son loves to help me and when he does, it's some of my most treasured moments. I'm working on getting better with raw meat and the more "complicated recipes".
My favorite things to cook
Breads, cheese cake, pies, pastries, cupcakes, any sweet treats. I am currently still a work in progress when it comes to meats and I look forward to branching out of my comfort zone!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I got my love of baking from my grandmothers who make the best pecan pie, lemon squares, cookies, anything shortbread around. We also frequently stick to our German roots :)
My cooking triumphs
I'm known for my beer bread which I've been making since I was 12 (it's the EASIEST thing to make ever!). I am always amused how once I make it, people never stop asking me to bring it. I'm pretty sure nearly anyone could make a loaf - no special tricks here. I am also known for my desserts... baking is my thing.
My cooking tragedies
So many funny stories... for the first 2 years of our marriage my husband will tell you how many times I've put the pasta right in the water before boiling, I always forget! And I still have yet to cook pasta perfectly. Every
"tragedy" has proven to be a great learning experience. By the time I'm a grandmother I hope to be skilled in everything culinary!