Mother of 4 girls by day, waitress by night, and wife of the best man I've ever known! I don't have much time in my schedule for crafts or learning new things so cooking has always been my therapy. If I'm happy or stressed or want to spend some extra "mommy" time with each of my kids, food and baking always provides the outlet I need.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cookies. I am known mostly for my pies (never use commercial filling or pie crusts). I do love my slow cooker and anything that I can cook in there is definitely a favorite of mine! I enjoy baking breads (yeast and quick), and I'm trying to learn all about candy. Not so good with the candy but I'm going to keep trying.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well Christmas is definitely a time where all of us (even my husband) cook. We make batches and batches of Christmas cookies that need to be frosted, dipped, rolled, cut-out, molded, or packed! We also make dog biscuits for all of our doggie family members (kids especially love that). All of my children know how to scramble eggs and cook them by age 3. Breakfast for dinner is a once a week tradition and they all fight over who will be the scrambler, my current 3 year old has been winning the most lately and gets a sense of satisfaction and pride when everyone eats and oohs and aahs over her eggs!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
My cakes. I just can't seem to make a homemade cake that's anything more than a 9x13 frosted type! Seriously, my kids will request my homemade cinnamon rolls before they'd request me to make a cake for their birthday!