Baking and Pastry is not the only thing that keeps me in the kitchen. I usually have a home-cooked meal on the table every night – which is a pretty amazing feat with a 4-month old. Growing up, my Mom made dinner for us almost every night. We had the occasional pizza night, but we always ate together. Sitting as a family around the kitchen table is something I truly cherish from my childhood.
It didn’t matter if we had homework or sport practices, we took a break and ate dinner together. That is how I was raised and that is how I want to raise my daughter – to take time out from our busy lives and share a meal. I don’t want to eat dinner alone, or fight to have a conversation over the television; I want to spend what little time I have eating a meal with the ones I love.
I may not make everything from scratch, and the slow cooker is my best friend lately, but I try and that is what counts. I make food with love – that’s how my Mom and Grandmother made it and that is the most important lesson I have ever learned, do everything with Love!