With three males in the house, I have to find recipes that not only taste good but make more than a small serving. Since our youngest son is very active in spots, recipes that can be prepared ahead of time or that are quick to prepare are a must.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes. One of my favorite things to cook is my mother's homemade macaroni and cheese. My family always requests that I make it for family gatherings.
My cooking triumphs
I recently threw together an angel hair pasta and chicken dish (out of desparation and with ingredients that I had on hand). It has become one of my families favorites.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making a chocolate/strawberry torte for my mother-in-law's birthday about eighteen years ago. The recipe was in a magazine and although the torte looked gorgeous, you couldn't eat it! I went back over the recipe thinking I had left something out but hadn't. I ended up writing the magazine but never received a response. To this day, if I ask my husband what kind of desert I should make, he says "anything but a torte".