I am retired AF and recently gave up my job with the government to take care of my husband's two nephews who came to live with us. I went from cooking maybe twice a week to almost every night!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy experimenting with casseroles. I often look up casseroles and then modify them to my family's taste.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With a new family come new traditions. Last Christmas I baked dozens of Christmas cookies and the whole family spent a day decorating them for school, friends, and neighbors to enjoy.
My cooking triumphs
Every Thanksgiving I make gravy with the leftover drippings. And most every Thanksgiving I screw it up. A couple of years ago the stars were aligned and I made the best gravy! I don't repeat it every year but now that I've done it a couple of times I'm much more confident about it.
My cooking tragedies
Gravy. Too salty. Too lumpy. To runny.