I love food and new recipes. My family will comment when they are eating a recipe for the second time as it's an unusual occurance at our home.
My favorite things to cook
Anything but dessert. I love to eat dessert, I'm just not talented enough to get great results from baked goods (besides cookies and muffins).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve. We alternate families each year. If it's my side, my aunt makes Salmon, Perogies and Cabbage Rolls. If it's my husband's, my mother-in-law makes Traditional Tortieres. Recipes with Memories :)
My cooking triumphs
Easter Dinner in New Zealand. There's no such thing as canned pumpkin and turkey's cost a mint. I saved and prepared the full meal deal including bread sauce out of recipes brought from home. It was alot of preparation and substitutions, but it was well worth the effort!!
My cooking tragedies
Stuffed Meatloaf and running out of gas. No, not gas for the oven.... gas for the van. I prepared and put the meatloaf in the oven before taking our daughter to gymnastics. Knowing full well it would be ready by the time we returned..... well, until my husband tried to start the van after practice. It cooked an extra hour and there was no saving that poor log :(