I've always worked and never had time to enjoy cooking. I would come home from work and make dinner without any enjoyment. Cooking was a chore, but now that i've been off of work, it's become a pleasure. I have more time on my hands to try more recipes, and most of all, time to put forth more love and creativity into my meals. When I return to work, I will plan ahead and continue to enjoy cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking and cooking, trying different recipes. I really like making scones and experimenting with different kinds. Sometimes I will take a regular dessert recipe and use a diet sugar to make it into a sugar free treat for my diabetic family and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family always gets together on Christmas Eve and we all bring wonderful dishes to share. There are many great cooks in the family.
My cooking triumphs
Mexican rice is the one thing that I make top notch. When I was a tween or teen, my sister taught me to make good rice, and it always comes out perfect:-)
My cooking tragedies
Once I tried to make an angel food cake using a recommended springform pan, but the batter kept leaking out of the bottom. It was a disaster lol.