I am a very lucky young lady to have married my high school sweetheart this year (2007). While we try to balance out new schedules and new jobs we've both been tackling new recipes that allow us to maximize the evening hours.
I've been using AllRecipes for a long time as a non-user - but being able to pull the laptop into the kitchen and work from the "Recipe Box" is proving to be a great addition to my arsenal of kitchen tools.
My favorite things to cook
Trying new rubs for a variety of cuts of steaks & chicken
Gingerbread Men & Houses(A True Holiday Tradition
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's mother was a fabulous cook and a Mennonite born in Russia. Making rolkuchen with her at large family reunions and during summer vacations spent in her home will stay with me for a long time. Her Easter Bread we used to bake in large Folger's tins continues to endure.
My cooking triumphs
Gingerbread men. Hands down.
My cooking tragedies
I've had various disasters with burnt rice on various apartments electric stove elements. Although I really nail it from time to time.