Wife of Norwegian "sweet tooth"; mother of 2 adult kids and a teenager, I am now able to EXPLORE new recipes.....and loving it! I grew up with a German cuisine infuence and a large family. Casseroles were a staple at our house, as was cooking for a family of nine.
My favorite things to cook
New things, (e.g., non-German)!!! Sweet things, e.g., baked goods. I love to try things my family might try from the food channel.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve-oyster stew, Christmas Day-Homemade soup and submarine sandwiches in addition to plenty of munchies and desserts for anyone who drops by the house. Easter Ham dinner with any/ all relatives and family.
Half (1/2) Birthdays are a special occasion.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my wonderful Norweigian husband to try a few more vegetables and fruits. He was very limited in his vegetable exposure as a youth. I'm really craving a good eggplant recipe!
My cooking tragedies
Oh, Lord. A really AWFUL tomato based tuna casserole, among a few others natural disasters involving the broiler. I didn't even try using my broiler until 2 years ago.