I am a busy mommy of 3 amazing kids! Madelynn is 14, Samuel is 13 and Meg-Ann is 10! WHEW! I am a stay-at-homeschooling mom (thanks to my fantastically supportive loving husband!)and I love doing anything that is family oriented (except laundry!)
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking really rich and flavorful foods. I enjoy trying out new things and combining different elements from recipes to come up with my own version. Example - I have mastered the perfect banana bread recipe (for my family) and everyone loves it! Guess I should post it, huh?
Gluten free cooking is a new passion - taking old recipes and making them GF so that no one can even tell the difference! We all eat gluten free in my house - and no one complains! My daughter and I are the only ones who need to - but everyone wants to eat "our" food, so I just cook enough for everyone!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking those recipes my Mom made when I was a kid. Holiday traditions are important to me and I am really enjoying establishing new traditions with my kids!
My cooking triumphs
I have learned to taste the specific flavors that make something unappealing and eliminate or replace them to suit our tastes. Example - corriander - not fond of, but cilantro(since they are so closely related) makes a great fresh, often less pungent substitution in most of our recipes. Things like that make cooking and trying out new recipes fun!
My cooking tragedies
I am a horrible yeast bread baker. Quick breads - I have the knack, but give me a recipe containing yeast and some how a brick is all that comes out of the oven. Someday...someday...