I'm one of those people who will go for the real butter over the fake margarine stuff ANY day. I've tried recipes where I'd replace real bacon with turkey bacon (such as in the brown sugar smokies), or applesauce for oil, and while they are acceptable substitutes, I'd rather eat the REAL thing!
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods, especially breads, cookies and cupcakes. Although, honestly, I have to admit I like to eat them more than I like to make them!
My cooking triumphs
Cola Chicken, brown sugar smokies.
My cooking tragedies
Numerous! Any dish that requires the use of chicken breasts, the meat always seems to come out dried out.