Baby Boomer that likes to cook/bake but does not want to spend hours or days in the kitchen; too much life going on outside! Also not gadgety about it either as my kitchen is small and stick to equipment that serves several needs as opposed to those that serve only a need or two.
My favorite things to cook
The less processed (closer to whole foods)ingredients the better. My husband is off wheat products entirely and to save time and money in the kitchen we look for recipes we both like; he'll eat anything healthy for him and meets his dietary needs but for me it's got to taste good healthy or NOT!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Let's figure out how much of what goes in Gramma's favorite recipee...Put it this way... when my family cooks are asked to share recipes you get feed back like this; "I put in 4 smidgies of this" or "you know those big spoons I have with my silverware set...2 of those" or "put it in a heavy ziplock baggie, bleed the air out, seal and bang it with a hammer until flat...oh better wash the hammer first". I have fun (lots of laughs too) with the challenge of figuring a useable measure, etc for the families "cooking terms".
My cooking triumphs
When folks ask me for the recipe for whatever I've fixed for them, that really make me feel great!
My cooking tragedies
My favorite...First year of marriage; made the most picture perfect and awesome homemade lasagna. Left note for hubby to place on cookie sheet and put in oven to bake. Got home and he said, "got your note and made the salad...the noodles looked so nice in that glass pan but this time I followed your directions to the letter!..." It looked like heck and didn't know whether to laugh or cry, but yum, yum still tasty.