I'm a 30 something mother of 3. I cooked as a housemother at a home for at-risk teens for 2 years. I learned a lot there as I made 3 meals a day for 10-16 people and stayed within the state guidelines.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake bread. I'm excellent at breakfast food. I like to make desserts, but mostly because I like to consume them. My husband is an excellent griller/smoker and I like to make veggies for him to throw on the grill. I enjoy making things that my kids like to eat. Although i think they would prefer Kraft mac n cheese to anything i make. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My daughter LOVES to help in the kitchen. I think it's because I let her lick off the utensils, but I still enjoy the company. I stay at home and it's important to me that my kids be involved in family life. And what's more important to a family than its food?
My cooking triumphs
My husband won't eat breakfast when we go out any more. I have to admit that my country fried steak is pretty darned awesome. Buttermilk is the way to go every time.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, the elusive pie...