I was married in November of 2008, so I'm now determined to be the type of wife who cooks. Maybe that sounds old fashioned, but I think it's so important to be skilled in the kitchen. I really admire my mom, grandma, and mother-in-law for all their expertise. I'm gonna get there!
My favorite things to cook
I love it when a recipe is super easy, but comes out tasting wonderful, and like it took a lot of work.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes a roast chicken dinner every Friday night, to observe Shabbat. (Jewish Sabbath) I always loved eating salad, chicken, rice, and challah (egg bread) on Friday nights growing up. I want to carry on the tradition once we have kids!
My cooking triumphs
All the recipes I've ever tried have always come out tasty. One of my favorites is for a healthy banana bread, and it's from a Canadian cookbook called "Looney Spoons". I love how fresh and moist it tastes.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing major. Recently I decided to make cookies from a mix I was given as a holiday gift. The mix was a year old, so maybe that had something to do with it, but the cookies were a little...off. Well, a lot off. I think the salt had clumped together too much, so when you bit in, there were parts that were nothing but salty tasting! Pretty gross.