My favorite things to cook
Anything that sounds good to eat!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I fix Christmas Eve dinner for my husband's family every year.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving Dinner 2010. My first time hosting Thanksgiving, I made the entire meal by myself except for the rolls, and I can honestly say I nailed it! Roasted turkey, homemade noodles (great-grandma's recipe), homemade cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, and buttered corn. The bowl of cranberry sauce from one off the tables was actually licked clean! It was fun to cook the meal, and having everyone love it so much was an amazing feeling. I love holiday cooking!
My cooking tragedies
I tried making cream cheese frosting for the first time. It was for my husband's birthday cake. I failed miserably. No where near enough sugar, and the consistency wasn't right. It was also the first time I iced a layered cake. Needless to say it was NOT edible, but my husband and I laughed a whole lot. I've since decided that I'm not a fan of cream cheese frosting no matter who makes it, so my next homemade icing attempt will be buttercream. Hopefully it works out much better.