I've been cooking since I was a teen. Out of high school, I seriously considered making cooking a career. Now working, married, & raising two children, I find that the time & energy for cooking is not like it use to be. I cook in spurts. I find that I'm more creative and motivated in the fall and winter. In the summer, I stick to quick and easy grilling.
My favorite things to cook
It's all about the kids! I love to bake cookies & muffins for healthy after school snacks. I also enjoy making soups, as my daughter looooves soups! Cooking is so much more enjoyable when it brings smiles to the faces you love! My goal this winter is to accumulate some great school lunch recipes & ideas.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my very first turkey - at Christmas for the in-laws. My father-in-law got "the look" from my mother-in-law when he announced that it was the best turkey he's ever had (love them both!). All thanks to the turkey brine recipe on this site!