I'm a mother of 3 with one grand-daughter. I have been married to my husband Scott for almost 18 years. I have lived in New Orleans and Las Vegas and now reside in Meridian, ID and love it. I work as a lunch lady at my youngest daughter, Julia's school.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook! I'll try anything and everything. Baking and slow cooking are my favorites. I love to organize and throw parties. Allrecipes has been apart of my life of cooking for over a decade now and I just couldn't live without it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years appetizer party! Everyone invited brings various small bites of food and dessert to munch on all night long. I have an annual Mardi Gras party also. It's my favorite party of the year...Red Beans and Rice, corn bread, Shrimp Creole and of course a King cake!
My cooking triumphs
I became responsible for both Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas for both me and my husbands familys (about 20 or more people). For many years I would take great pride in this and had many wonderful times. My husband, children and I moved to different state where we have no family and spent our first holidays with just us. I still cooked enough for a small army!
My cooking tragedies
I have many. This is one of them. The first time I made lasagne I invited my husbands mother and grandmother over for dinner. This is about 12 years ago. I guess I put a little to much cheese and it just was a melty unedible mess on our plates. Oh yeah, I burnt the garlic bread. I felt terriblely, but everyone was very nice and understanding.