I am a single mom of two kids, 19 & 15. While I have been preparing basic meals for my kids & I for many years, I wasn't excited about cooking and haven't considered myself a "good" cook. In the last couple of years though I have become much more interested in learning and trying new recipes and this site is excellent for that.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking italian--pasta,chicken--I really like using fresh garlic and I love cheese. I also like grilling, esp. chicken. But I pretty much will eat anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I would have to say my favorite is Thanksgiving....I have a big family--4 siblings- and we all have kids of our own now. So we get together Thanksgiving morning and all pitch in to make a huge, tasty feast for all.
My cooking triumphs
Still waiting for one.....but I have impressed my kids with crepes for breakfast! I put out fresh berries, strawberry jam, whipped cream, sugar, bananas, and whatever else I can think of, and we add what we want to make the perfect crepe.
My cooking tragedies
The first Thanksgiving dinner I cooked for my family. I was 20 and lived on my own and for some reason I volunteered my roommate and myself to cook the dinner. And for some even crazier reason my family let me! When we took the turkey out of the oven my mother notified me that I had forgotten to remove the "stuff" out of the neck cavity. Ewwww. But the turkey was fine and overall dinner wasn't half bad.