I'm definitely a busy lady, with 4 teenage daughters and a full time job BESIDES them! But one thing we can all appreciate is the pleasure in a good meal. All of my daughters know how to cook, and we all owe some of that to Allrecipes, for the convenience of looking up almost anything!
My favorite things to cook
I love to get creative with chicken and seafood dishes, in particular shellfish. Casseroles are fun to make, because it always feels like I'm a kid again, mixing up random things in a pot to see what it comes out like! On occassion, I enjoy cooking big breakfasts for my family on weekends, that involve "fancy" french toast and "gourmet" potatoes...the kids love it and so do I, when there is time and energy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always like it when one of the girls would decide what was for dinner, one night a week - it could be anything, as long as it was nutritionally balanced...we've gotten away from that in recent years, but I think it's time to bring it back!
My cooking triumphs
Definitely "never-fail oven chicken"; I have yet to submit it to Allrecipes, but I plan to; it's been a family recipe for several years, and it's just about the only recipe I can say I truly made up on my own, and truly never fails to please. Crab Cakes are another big one; I never thought I could pull that off, but a recipe on this site made that possible ;-).
My cooking tragedies
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