I don't really like fruit (except berries) and chocolate doesn't really interest me (unless it's got peanut butter attached). But I LOVE CUPCAKES and though I do like to cook desserts from scratch, I admit the boxed brownies are the best ones! ha ha...
My favorite things to cook
Fajitas! Hot and spicy foods! Lasagna! Tacos! CUPCAKES!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's meatloaf is the best. Steamer clams and lobsters are what we eat in summer. Veggies from the garden and definitely green bean casserole on Thanksgiving.
Introduced my kiwi mates to sweet potatoes with brown sugar, OJ, and pecans to RAVE reviews. :) Yum! And though you can't get good pizza outside of NY, you can get bagels - but you have to travel all the way to Aotearoa!
My cooking triumphs
Triumphs? Pulling off a perfect Thanksgiving abroad for 15 guests. Biggest turkey in NZ was 8.75kg (like 20 pounds). It *just* fit into my oven.
My cooking tragedies
I still can't get my mom's chocolate chip cookies right!