I am a mom of 2 young kids. I work at home and go to school full time. I try to use organic or natural items when possible and try to cook what's in season. I cook for only 4, so we have many options and can usually use leftovers the next day.
My favorite things to cook
No-brainers and soups/stews. I love slow cooking. Creative leftovers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Christmas every year, my grandmother cooks the best German-style meal. ON Halloween, she always whips up a batch of potato pancakes (without onions) with all the topping options you could imagine. One day I hope to continue these traditional dishes for our future generations.
My cooking triumphs
I have recently (within the last 2 years) developed the ability to cook with a dutch oven. Using a dutch oven horrified me for a long time. Now that I know what I am doing, I LOVE it for campouts, picnics and at home.
Also, I make the best slow-cooked pulled pork sandwiches. Unfortunately, I have never written down my recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list.