I work as an editor, and I live with my DH, his son and our dogs. The dogs are huge fans of my cooking and often hang out in the kitchen with me—especially if I'm making chicken. However, they is very lazy and has always seemed uninspired when it comes to kitchen clean-up.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer natural, organic food (when possible). I tend to avoid anything processed or bottled. I make all salad dressings, seasoning blends and sauces from scratch. Food tastes better and is better for you if it's fresh and homemade. I tend to make healthy, well-balanced meals without relying on low-fat versions of anything. I like real food, and if you use things in moderation and balance, you can eat whatever you want. :o)
My cooking tragedies
For the longest time, I couldn't make pancakes without burning the outside while leaving the insides raw. It was pretty frustrating, because we LOVE pancakes. I finally figured it out, though. My biggest cooking mishap occurred last Christmas. I was baking my favorite cappuccino biscotti to give as gifts. When I tasted one of the cookies before dipping it in chocolate, I realized I had forgot to add the sugar. :o)