I grew up in a home where my mom either cooked out of a box or gave us little debbie snack cakes to shut us up for a while. When my mom left finally, my dad cooked for us but it was a lot to keep up with(him being an single parent of two teenage girls). So when I moved out and got married in 2006, I didn't have a clue how to cook. After buying a few cookbooks, calling my Mimi quite a bit and finding allrecipes.com, I am finnally starting to find my niche. My husband is happy, I'm happy and our pocketbooks are happy (we dont eat out as often anymore).
My favorite things to cook
Oriental stirfrys, eggrolls, thai beef salad, potstickers, fried chicken, chicken parmesana, ravioli casserole, BBQ, tostadas, anything that can be deep fried, etc
My cooking triumphs
My fried chicken strips- I never have enough at parties!
My cheesecakes- I make 9 different varieties from scratch-my own recipes
My cookies- who doesn't love cookies?
My cooking tragedies
Tried to do a pot roast in the crock pot and didn't turn out tender. Ended up as hard as meat can be. We threw it to the dogs and ate out that night. I have never had that problem in the oven. Hmmm.