I am a busy mother of 3 beautiful but sometimes picky eaters. That does not include my picky husband! So sometimes getting meals on the table that all will enjoy can be frustrating. At least I usually enjoy my results.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook soul food, Italian food, quick breads and desserts. I recently tried my hand at homemade bread, not the No Knead kind either. Was OK, but I'll stick with the no knead! I have lots of fun trying even if I don't always get it right.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For the holidays, my kids insist I make my special dressing (even though my daughter doesn't like it) and my mashed sweet potatoes. On New Years we like to have a seafood boil. We do like to eat out, I guess that counts as a tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Making good No Knead bread. I know it's easy, but what a sense of accomplishment to make your own bread, period. My greatest cooking triumphs include anything my dear husband will eat without complaint. He's just a picky guy, so I try to make things he will enjoy.
My cooking tragedies
I had a slow cooker recipe book and in it was this recipe for some kind of meat ball, using ground beef and rice. Was easy enough to make but when I tasted it....man oh man. Mushy, gross and straight to the trash can. Or trying to watch TV and make a beef stew. I can still see that black ribbon swirling thru my formerly beautiful stew.....