Welcome to my kitchen and bakery!
For starters I would like to say that although I may not be an expert cook or baker, I love to do it! Cooking, baking, cake decorating, I love it all!
On here I will be posting some of my favorite recipes I have tried, made and loved. And most are kid friendly. You will also notice the pictures I take are normal and are not photo shopped. I want my food to look real, not like it came out of a magazine. Thank you!
As a child, I was a VERY picky eater. I would never try anything new and what I did like had to be cook "right". I guess I didn't like my food touching either. Of course, I have changed over the years and although there are some foods I still don't like, but I have tried them.
My husband, Chad, grew up with a mother that was always in the kitchen cooking. He was always helping and at a very young age started cooking by himself. Like most boys he had a big appetite and there was rarely something he didn't try.
My oldest son, Michael, is very picky. He takes after his momma. He only eats simple foods that don't have a lot of textures. He will never turn down, crackers, fish sticks, my quesadilla, cheese pizza, PB&J and apple sauce. Other then that he either has to be in the mood or he may not even eat it.
Emily, my one and only daughter is a vacuum cleaner. What Michael doesn't eat she will. Her first word was cracker (no joke). She will eat, asparagus, shrimp, rice, any kind of pasta, olives, raw onion, any kind of meat, any sandwiches, pretty much anything we put in front of her.
Now Samuel is my baby (14 months old). He's taking after his sister. He loves food and will at least taste (and most of the time likes) what we put in front of him. He loves, avocados, pasta, chicken, any fruit, cottage cheese, beans, rice and potato's.
Now that you know a little bit about my family, you have a little better idea of my cooking habits. I need to please everyone and offer new things to my kids. I do my best to keep things "healthy" but I'm not a whole grain pasta, gluten-free kind of mom. I offer my kids veggies, fruit, protein, dairy, and wheat/grains. I use low sodium produces and try not to drown things in butter. We "eat out" maybe twice a month, so I'd say I'm doing pretty good giving my family home cooked meals everyday.