I collect recipes and recipe books but hardly ever make anything from them. I love to cook but don't take the time to cook something other then t.v. dinners. I have a NuWave oven and it's really nice but I don't use it as much as I should. It has encouraged me to cook more since I got it, though.
My favorite things to cook
I love to steam vegetables. And then I can use leftovers to make home-made tuna helper. I love to make mac and cheese. Mine is so rich my brother-in-law wouldn't eat it. And I love to make candy but really shouldn't eat it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can remember my mother making potato pancakes for us. My sister could eat a dozen. She also made a from scratch chocolate sheet cake with no recipe. I never figured out how she did it. She used a pressure cooker to make a roast and vegetables. I don't eat beef anymore. Then she would make hash from the remaining roast.
My cooking triumphs
After I bought my NuWave oven, I finally roasted a whole chicken which I had never done before. It turned out beautifully. I feel everytime I make mac and cheese it's always a triumph. I also don't use a recipe but just know how in my head.
My cooking tragedies
I had just bought a new micro-wave oven and burned something in it, (don't remember just what) but it smelled for a month afterward no matter what I tried to get rid of the smell. I also burned my 5 minute fudge recipe when I forgot and thought it was my 20 minute fudge recipe.