I recently quit work to be a stay at home mom. I didn't cook much when I was working, but I cook almost daily now, and am always looking for food my whole family will love. I live with some very picky eaters.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have a favorite yet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and mother-in-law are both excellent cooks, so I'm trying to learn from them. My mom is a healthy cook who makes elaborate meals from scratch. My mother-in-law is a home-style cook who isn't afraid to use pre-prepared ingredients. Just thinking about her cooking makes my mouth water.
My cooking triumphs
I did a lot of baking this Christmas, and everything turned out just as I'd hoped. Allrecipes.com had a lot to do with that.
My cooking tragedies
My brother-in-law and a friend were visiting for a week. My husband was always telling his family that I make incredible chicken fettucini alfredo. But when I made it for them, my alfredo turned out lumpy and I burnt the garlic bread! I threw the bread in the backyard so it wouldn't smell up the house, and opened a bottle of marinara sauce for the noodles. Of course the next time I made the same meal, it turned out perfect, but there was no one there to witness it but my husband and I.