I am a 55yr old mother of 3 boys. My father and grandmothers taught me how to cook when I was very young. There have been several times throughout the last 40 years that I have had to scrimp and scratch to put food on our table. Cooking from just what I had in the kitchen became a specialty of mine.(and making it taste good! lol) I love to cook from scratch on occasion but mostly I use convenience forms of food now, such as buying bread dough instead of making it myself.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything to do with shrimp, chicken or ground beef. I seem to put onion and garlic in most everything I cook. I am one of the few I know that actually loves the smell of garlic. I also have times when I love to cook sweets but I avoid those now since becoming diabetic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father was a cook in the Navy and I learned a lot from him, my grandmothers and my mothers-in-law. My oldest son has been cooking at jobs since 2000. All three boys were brought up in the kitchen and like to cook.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs are when I pull out all the stops on holidays and birthdays. The boys always want my lasagna for their birthday dinner, although my oldest did want liver & onions for his this year.
My cooking tragedies
One of the first times I made lasagna as an adult I way overdid the garlic.. It was so strong it was hot to the taste. Trust me I double check my garlic from then on!