I never liked cooking up until a few years ago, I finally got the guts to do a cooking class and found that one it wasn't as hard as it seems and two it was actually fun. Now because of my hubby's schedule I am the main cook and although most of it is pretty simple easy dishes, mostly due to the fact that my teenager likes pretty basic stuff, meat, chicken, some pasta, which definitely helps. But I will experiment here and there with ingredients just to change it up a bit. My husband is Asian and a wonderful cook, so I leave the fancy stuff for him. I have no specific goal as far as what I want to achieve in cooking, I know my limits, I have no desire to be the next Julia Childs, lol. I just want to improve on what I already now. If anything I would like to try some baking.
My favorite things to cook
My fave is Italian, I absolutely love pasta, I could eat it everyday! Also now that we have a veggie garden for the first time, it's been fun and interesting finding recipes that incorporate those fresh ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Mexican. My mom cooked all the traditional things. I unfortunately had no interest in learning all that, I had better things to do, lol. Although I do wish I could do Spanish rice. My aunt tried to teach me her version, but I could never get it right, so when we do have Mexican I just do mine out of a box! I know, I know, I'm cheating. Maybe helps that my hubby is Asian and really doesn't mind. Although my son having been babysat by my mom when he was young does know the difference, ah well. :)
My cooking triumphs
Making a recipe that I learned in a cooking class at home, whole roasted bbq chicken, without burning or messing it up! And also now having the confidence to look up a recipe and give it my own twist.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make a tuna salad, it came out looking like vomit, couldn't look at it, let alone eat it! lol!