I an a 42-year old stay-at-home mom with two beautiful girls, ages 9 and 6.
My favorite things to cook
My husband and I have been trying to change our eating habits, so I have been experimenting with newer, healthier recipes to replace my old standards. I like cooking what tastes good, but I would not consider myself a gourmet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family tends to have the same things when we get together -- especially our special mexican dip. It just wouldn't be a family party without our favorite foods!
My cooking triumphs
I guess I would say that my "triumph" is that when people think of good meals they have had they always refer to me. Hopefully I can keep this distinction after I change out my recipes with healthier ones!
My cooking tragedies
One day I set out to can peaches. I had never tried it before. I got the advice of someone and ended up with the wrong kind of peaches. The kitchen was a huge mess, I had 1 1/2 jars done, and someone called and asked me to go to Red Lobster. It took about 10 seconds for me to decide -- I turned off the stove, washed my hands, and left that mess! I never did finish that project.