I am a wife and mom to 3 teenage boys and a daughter who lives away from home now... and a Granny. I always have teenagers in my house and they are ALWAYS hungry! I try to make things from scratch and like to sneak healthy ingredients like pureed carrots or grated zucchini - so they don't know it's there. I also have a home daycare for 2 little babies / toddlers and I am determined there will be no chicken nuggets around here!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook breakfast foods and to bake almost anything. I'm not very adventurous with casseroles... nor with onions and peppers... I hardly ever use recipes when I bake so of course nothing ever turns out the same more than once!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner! My grandmother's cornbread dressing... mixing it up by hand... Her cheesy potatoes. None of my kids will leave home without knowing how to prepare these particular foods.
My cooking tragedies
Exploded eggplant the first time I cooked it - and didn't know to puncture it to let steam out.