My favorite things to cook
I love to make desserts! Especially things that you can make really pretty by decorating (such as placing a bouquet in the middle of a bundt cake, then dressing up the bottom edge, too). And I love my new reputation for being the girl who makes a lot of great desserts :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandparents are from the South, so a lot of our family recipes are heavy on heart-stopping goodness (that is to say, if you can make a vegetable unhealthy, it tastes 10x better, lol). Though I enjoy cooking healthier fare, I can't help but revel once in a while in food that lets you feel your arteries harden as you eat :)
My cooking triumphs
I make the best meatloaf. No questions asked. And no recipes to pass on, either, since it's one of those "family secrets" - and it's a secret worth keeping! So good!!
My cooking tragedies
My DH has a love for cooking and a mind that loves to discover why and how certain ingredients work - he's also got about 10yrs experience on me in this, so he can make amazing things without recipes. I tried to follow suit, once... bless my husband for eating that. Let's just say I hugely underestimated the potency of some spices... tears were streaming during that meal.