I am married, a private school teaching assistant (I'm also the cooking teacher for the class), we have 3 dogs, 2 ball pythons and a cat.
My favorite things to cook
There's so many things! I love to bake cakes, trying new recipes and coming up with things the kids at school can do. My husband has a lot of food allergies (digestive problems) corn, wheat, soy and peanuts, so I relish the challenge of trying to cook for him.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Meatloaf, chicken and dumplings and ham and bean soup. Ever since I was 13 my dad said I made the best meatloaf he ever had. My mom's specalty was chicken and dumplings (I'm still trying to figure out how to do this wheat free and still have good consitancy and flavor) and my dad made the best ham and bean soup ever. I've carried on the tradition of using the left over Christmas ham for the soup on New Year's Day.
My cooking triumphs
My hot wings and teryaki wings with pineapple. They are always gone in minutes after I put them out at parties. Making really yummy pancakes was something struggled with for quite a while but now my husband says I make the best he's ever had. I thing the dark chocolate chips I put in helps alot!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made rice was horrible and my sisters still bring up, 15 years later, the first time I made pancakes. The birds wouldn't eat them when we threw them into the yard! I am happy to call learning how to make good pancakes a triumph.