I'm happily married and a mom to two teens.
My favorite things to cook
Sweets!! :o) I love baking, cake decorating, making candies and chocolates.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking...shortbread cookies, my fruit braid, pannettone, egg nog fudge, etc.
My cooking triumphs
The very first time I made a roast chicken. Hubby and I had just started dating and I had just moved into my own place. I barely knew how to boil water let alone successfully roast a chicken! I ended up making what I called "Telephone chicken." I called my friend on the phone and got instructins every step of the way. Hubby was proud of me. Another was the year I successfully made chocolate covered brandied cherries for my FIL. Took a lot of trial and error...kept bleeding brandied cherry juice through the chocolate. But they were *powerful* and decadent. FIL loved them.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a newlywed and decided to make some sort of veal casserole that needed to marinate for 12 hours and long, slow baking. It not only tasted absolutely abysmal but it stunk even worse. I couldn't get the smell out of my house for days!