I wasn't interested in cooking till my late 20's because my nana told me,
"You better learn to cook or no man will be interested in you!" I wasn't
interested in THAT so...But, I got tired of eating Spaghetti O's and Dinty
Moore so I learned for my own benefit. Now my husband appreciates that!
My favorite things to cook
The foods I grew up with (Hunkie recipes) and alot of things new and
different from that tradition that appeal to me: Mexican, Italian, Korean,
Thai, etc...Spicy foods are my favorites!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family gets together twice a year for "Pierogie Day" and make my Nana's/
aunt's pierogies (we fill ours with meat). We each have our "place on the
assembly line" and make/pack about 15 dozen in the 3 hours we allow before
watching the Steelers game!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking food that family and other people seem to enjoy. I'm not used to
cooking for just two people now, so I make alot and either freeze or give
the extras to family and friends (especially my husband's single male
friends who are thrilled to get a home cooked meal)
My cooking tragedies
I'm lousy at baking (I hate to measure ingredients-I'm more of a pinch,
splash, and to-taste cook) and, for our first "Kids do the cooking Thanks-
giving" I attempted a pie...I got as far as a multi-patched crust before
giving up-and my brothers took it around for everyone to laugh at!