I'd rather cook a delicious meal than go out and have someone cook for me. I enjoy knowing exactly what goes into my meal (weather it's healthy or not!). I'm a high school science teacher, and love to cook for my wife. Before I met her she could make maybe mac-n-cheese and toast. Now I have her making Chilean Sea Bass with a mango salsa all by herself! I can take a bunch of ingredients and make something GOOD out of them.
My favorite things to cook
Cedar Plank Salmon with salt/pepper/brown sugar, penne rustica, red pasta sauce, serloin steak with sauted mushrooms and a baked potato, chilean sea bass with mango salsa, fettucini alfredo...I can go on and on!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father is great at taking random ingredients and making a meal out of them! Much of my inspiration came from him.
My cooking triumphs
Making a delicious and full-course thanksgiving dinner entirely by myself the first time with no problems. Only 2 of us eating, but I made enough for at least SIX!
My cooking tragedies
Fortunately, I have had no tragedies yet! Just little things like, coulda' used more salt... I think I just jinxed myself!