I've been married for 45+ years, have three grown children, and four grandchildren. Have worked as a nanny most of my life, with a brief stint as co-owner, with my husband, of a coffee shop where the donuts had to be made in the middle of the night so as to be fresh at the crack of dawn! I also made soup and sandwiches for lunch every day, and a 20 hour work day was not uncommon. After about three years of that we sold out and resumed our normal lives again. And now we are retired and enjoying every minute of it.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new things, love this site for that reason. If a recipe catches my eye and has gotten good reviews I'll give it a try. Have found some yummy things here.
I Would have to say my favorite recipes, other than anything chocolate, are Asian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was an excellent cook and passed her talents down to her seven daughters, who in turn passed their love of cooking down to all of their daughters (we are a family of women!) I can't think of anyone in my extended family who isn't a great cook.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I cook something that makes my husband rave, I'm happy. And he's fairly easy to please so there is a lot of raving happiness at our house! I think my favorite, and his, are Vietnamese egg rolls - very labor intensive but well worth the effort. I have to invite crowds of people when I make them because they are so popular!
My cooking tragedies
I made something called 'spaghetti casserole' once when the kids were all still living at home - I can't even remember where the recipe came from - but it was terrible! It still comes up once in a while in conversation. I guess they've never gotten over it.