I love to cook but I think I've reached the limits of my talent. I am slow and use every pot in the kitchen. Allrecipes is great because I can find recipes that taste great and are easy & quick. When a recipe has a ton of positive reviews, I know I won't be wasting hours in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Recipes I've never made before! I get bored making the same thing over and over again.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For a long time, I cooked mostly Pakistani dishes as that was what everyone in the family would eat. Recently, though, the kids have gotten bored with that & so I use allrecipes.com to find American dishes that we all will like.
My cooking triumphs
Making Southern baked beans for my Pakistani friends & family - they didn't expect them to be sweet & were so surprised, but loved the taste! Nice to be able to share the food I grew up with.
My cooking tragedies
One time, when dinner was more than an hour late because it took 2.5 hours to get a chicken cooked all the way through in the oven! I do my best, but sometimes I really don't know what I'm doing. So now I make sure I have plenty leftovers in the fridge on the days I cook a new recipe.