About

Hello!  Grab a cup of coffee, soda, glass of water, or hot tea.  Sit a while and let’s chat.

I’m a mother of two boys – the Wee one and the Imaginative one.

The wee one is willful, independent, and articulate. His favorite phrase is “Seriously.” Some of his favorite things are Hotwheels,  Hidden picture puzzles, Target, the Origami Yoga series of books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and the color orange. He absolutely dislikes Justin Bieber.  He is my sweets eater.  His food motto is the sweeter the better.  He is also my more adventurous eater.  

The Wee One

If I could describe the Imaginative One in one word, it would be creative. He also enjoys questioning how things work or why things work. One of his favorite activities is reading books. His favorite books are Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Harry Potter series, Narnia, Percy Jackson series, and the Magic Tree House series. Actually I think he would read anything you put in front of him.  The Imaginative One sometimes acts as though he is a 40 year old in a 12 year old body.  His favorite foods involve chocolate and pumpkin pie.  He is thankful there are cocoa trees and pumpkins in the world.  His dream foodie trip would be to Hershey, PA where he could stock up on lots of chocolate.  He also loves a great cup of apple cider or mint hot tea.  

The Imaginative One wearing his candy bag on his head.

During the day, I’m a special education teacher and at night I moonlight as the primary caretaker of the Imaginative One and Wee One. My hubby delivers pizza in the evenings/night so that we do not have to put the boys into day care. This has worked for the past 12 years.

I’m also an amateur cook for my family. My grandma was my inspiration. She almost always cooked home cooked meals for my mom, sister, grandpa, myself, and herself. Once I was an adult, I would cook dinner for her and grandpa for their birthdays. I felt that a meal cooked with love was a great birthday present. Another inspiration is my father-in-law. He was a great cook. Almost every Sunday, he cooked dinner for the family until his death in 2013. His problem is he didn’t know how to make a little of anything. He made a lot of food. My hubby tells me that I cook just like his father cooked.

My food weaknesses are coffee, chocolate, granola, and smoothies.

Reading the Lorax to the Wee One and the Imaginative One

About Cooking It Slow

In October 2015, I enrolled in a challenge called the 31 day writing challenge.  I had a blast finding recipes that could be cooked in the slow cooker.  So I decided to start a second cooking blog dedicated to slow cooking.  

Since I get home close to the time we need to eat dinner, I love using the slow cooker so I can feed my family without any worries.

Enjoy our journey through slow cooking.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you have a magical day!

Traci

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