I love all kinds of foods, but I am particular about how they are prepared. So I learned how to cook in order to "have it my way".
I also love cats, making beaded jewelry, and talking.
My favorite things to cook
Hard to choose, but I do love to make spaghetti, crockpot dishes, soups, and stews. There is so much room for creativity in these types of dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is finicky. When we met, he said he did not like a number of foods. Garbanzo beans and tomatoes cooked in a dish were two of the foods he did not like. My greatest triumph was when I made "Spiced Garbanzos with Tomatoes" and he ate 3 helpings!
My cooking tragedies
When I create a recipe we love, then cannot remember what I put in it!