I am a mom of two and grandma to one, and I love to cook and bake. My favorite time of year is autumn and winter since this is when I really start getting the urge to bake. Rainy days, snowy days, or just plain cold & dreary days are my absolute favorite time to spend in the kitchen, baking up yummy treats for my family, as well as making the whole house smell great!! I also enjoy reading, flower gardening, and crafting.
My favorite things to cook
As noted in my profile, I absolutely LOVE to bake!! I especially enjoy making cookies, bars, muffins, quick-breads, cupcakes....I like the more portable treats as my family is always on the go with their different schedules, so grab-and-go treats work better for us.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only tradition that I can really think of is the fact that starting in late Sept thru early December I do all my holiday baking.....Everyone knows that this is where I will be the majority of the time....lol.
My cooking triumphs
My cookies are always a big hit for both family and friends......I get a lot of requests to bring baked goods for outside functions like work and school, as well as for bake sales, fund-raisers etc. And I totally enjoy every minute of it!! It makes me feel great when I see people enjoy the things that I have created!!
My cooking tragedies
For the life of me I CANNOT master the art of anything using yeast!! I don't know what I do wrong, but nothing that I try EVER seems to turn out right. I am determined to figure this out as we all love homemade breads and rolls (especially big gooey cinnamon rolls)....I WILL master this - it just may take some time = )