Newly married and trying to get the hang of cooking. I love making fun foods like appys and desserts, but putting together a real meal is my struggle. I wouldn't mind cereal for dinner every night but my husband disagrees...
My favorite things to cook
Baking of all kinds, cakes, pies, muffins, candy, fudge, any sweets, fun appetizers, dips, pasta of all kinds, casseroles, Mexican dishes- enchiladas are my specialty!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year at Christmas time my mom and great-grandmother would make a huge assorment of fudge and candy to last the season and for the family Christmas party. As a child I remember always being "sick" that day, so I could skip school and go to grandma's with mom. Now as an adult I always manage to get that day off work to continue our fudge tradition and wouldn't miss it for the world.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is a wonderful cook, so needless to say- I stick to the appetizers and deserts, and he usually makes dinner. Since he was working late he gave me instructions to his family's beef stroganoff recipe. I couldn't believe it was possible, but I actually made it just as good! It IS possible! I am getting better at trying new recipes and food. Since starting on AR I have actually become quite the cheesecake connoisseur, my family now likes mine better than Cheesecake Factory or Elis.
My cooking tragedies
Grandma and I- several times not paying attention with chocolate on a gas stove...you do the math! I have also burnt frozen pizza before, oh and tomato soup...canned tomato soup. So bad I had to throw out the pan... hey I was just getting used to a gas range!