I have learned how to cook nutritious and easy meals, from scratch, for myself. after years of cooking for my family. I often cook for my four year old grandson when he visits. I have been cooking for years but don't call myself an expert.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake but try to keep it healthy, so have gotten away from pies which I love. I no longer eat red meat but stick to chicken and fish. I often make lots of rice which I season with Sazon seasoning and use for several meals. I cook Trader Joe's frozen vegetables, and fish from TJ as well. When my grandson visits I make oven baked chicken legs ( he loves the legs) with Italian bread crumbs. I buy chicken at TJ or Whole Foods because free range is so much better
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not having a lot of money, mother taught me the value of frugal cooking and "waste not" I remember her wonderful potato soup and felt that my family was so blessed to have something so delicious. On special occasions she would make sauerbraten making the gravy with gingersnaps. A special treat was pflaumkuchen (plum cake)
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make a good French omelet.and more recently learning to make rice that always comes out well. I use a rice pilaf recipe from the Food Network as the basis for perfect rice. I learned to bake bread in the 60's and still do once in a while
My cooking tragedies
My first meat loaf came out like a large charred hamburger, just awful.