I'm a mom, wife, and also have a full time job. I am always looking for recipes that are quick, healthy, and tasty for the nights that I work. On my days off I like to take my time and cook more elaborate meals. I love planning a meal, getting the timing just right so that all the food is ready at the same time, having it taste great, and serving it to my family. Cooking is like therapy for me. I just wish I had a bigger kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Pasta! Anything with pasta is a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom didn't let me cook with her when I was a kid so I don't have any...yet. My daughter is just getting to an age where she can help in the kitchen so we'll see what we come up with! For now the only one we have is that we have breakfast casserole with eggs, sausage, hash browns, tomatoes, jalapenos, green bell pepper, onion, and lots of cheese on Christmas morning. Ok and we also have it for dinner throughout the year. lol.
My cooking triumphs
There are a few that stand out in my mind. I make huge pots of gumbo for my husband's side of the family and it is always well accepted. I have sent food and goodies for the firefighters and always get raves although I'm not so sure if those count. Those guys are like garbage disposals :)
My cooking tragedies
The very first time I ever tried to make biscuits from scratch for my husband it turned into pizza dough.