Hi everyone! I am so glad to have found this site. I am a stay at home mother of 6 that loves to cook (I also have a part time job out of my house doing dictation work for an orthopedic surgeon). I am not a professional; however, I have been told that I should be.....Maybe 1 day when the kids are out or at least all of them are in school I will be able to look into that. I actually found this site while doing research for the best pots and pans....... With money being tight I have always purchased decent pots and pans, but never the best which in turn has me purchasing them often. I am proud to say that after saving for quite a while I just today purchased a 5 piece set of Mauviel cookware. I am so excited and can't wait to start on dinner tonight! My kiddos love when I wake them up to french omelettes with swiss and parsley for fillers. Nice, simple, and delicious! I can't wait to see the difference between this set and my old stuff. With a large family we don't eat out but a few times a year so in wanting my kids to grow up not being finicky eaters I cook and bake just about everything (even if I know I don't like it). 1 thing I do is look up different restaurants menus, get the descriptions of the meals and improvise. It is amazing how a large family can eat really nice gourmet meals for 1/4 of the price at home versus going out.
Also, I did not know how to describe myself so I put home chef. If that is not right, please let me know so I can change that.
I am looking forward to meeting new people, learning new techniques, and trying new things!