I'm a New England mother of three boys (twins 20, and a 14 year old who all eat like horses). They and their father keep me on my toes. I work for a local animal hospital and tend to collect animals like I do recipes!
My favorite things to cook
Good old fashioned "comfort foods". I also enjoy cooking for the holidays - Christmas cookies, candies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner! I wear myself out every year baking pies, deserts... planning side dishes to go along with the turkey, etc.
My cooking triumphs
There have been so many little ones over the past 20+ years. The time I decorated a very detailed cake for a family member's 40th birthday party amidst a hot, humid August day. Recently, I made Chicken Cordon Bleu from a recipe here on site and it rivaled our favorite restaurant's version. That gave me perma-grin!
My cooking tragedies
Along with the successes, there have been some major flops! Some were so horrible, I must have erased them from my memory... but, I know I'm not the only one that left the gizzard/neck inside my first Thanksgiving turkey. Or, followed a recipe only to find that I was missing a key ingredient... Or, pulled meat from the oven to find that it was still raw. *sigh*