I never was one to enjoy cooking, My mom was a terrible cook, and I grew up eating canned food and swanson frozen entrees. When I first lived on my own, I celebrated that freedom by eating out every day of my life until I was about 30. That's when I met my husband, and everything changed.
We bought a house together, and remodeled the kitchen. Now that room is the center of our home and our lives, people are always gethered there, and it always smells good. We have learned to truly love cooking and are becoming greater cooks with each meal. Allrecipes.com is a big help to me in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I love spicy foods. Mexican, cajun, thai and indian dishes are my specialties. I am known around here as the Gumbo Queen! Seafood gumbo is my favorite all time dish, to prepare or to consume. Green curries are probably a close second. Things I like to have on hand always are fresh cilantro, jalapenos, onions and garlic, and tomatoes. I am currently trying to expand my spice palette to include more middle eastern spices. War would never be fought if cultures could just embrace the food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and easter are always big feast days. Mmmm!