I'm a hometown girl, born and raised here and now raising two little boys of my own. I work as a department manager for a local department store so I love recipes that are quick, easy and that the kids will like.
My favorite things to cook
Stir fry, fried chicken, chicken wings, bread (from scratch) and cookies with my 3 year old.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big HUGE family dinners. My dad had 9 bothers and sisters and they each had a least two kids and we all used to gather for Thanksgiving at my Grandmother's house. My favorite story is of one Thanksgiving when we had 25 people for dinner, one can of black olives and one of my cousins put one on each finger! My family still gathers regularly and are all fantastic cooks so we all eat VERY WELL for a couple of days each summer!
My cooking triumphs
The first Thanksgiving Dinner I cooked at my house. It wasn't so much the meal - although it was delicious - but my parents came and my mother-in-law came and all the kids and it was a great day!
My cooking tragedies
Fish and heinz 57 are two things that should never be introduced to each other!