I love to cook and bake meals for my family, which consists of me, my husband, and our two year old son. My son makes it difficult sometimes because he can be somewhat picky. He is our little carnivore, loves his meat, but hates any and all vegetables! I like to try different recipes because I get very bored eating the same things over and over again. I love cooking and baking, but I absolutely hate cleaning up the messes that I make!
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican, Italian, and making homemade soups the best. Anything with a lot of flavor and spice is good. I like baking cookies and desserts because it relaxes me and puts me in a good mood when I smell something baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each year around the holidays my mom and I will bake Christmas cookies together. Even after I moved out of my parent's house I've always gone back so we can keep our tradition. I look forward to it every year. Also, my husband and I started having both of our families over for Christmas dinner. So for the last two years both of us have successfully made the big dinner together. I hope we can continue that one for years to come.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime that I make a meal that people enjoy is a triumph for me. Also, this last year (Christmas 2009), I successfully made a pie crust. That was something that I had been trying to do for years before it finally turned out. That made my Christmas a happy one!
My cooking tragedies
I can not make fried chicken at all, it always turns out too dry and too crispy. Or to put it bluntly like my husband does, "slightly burned". I will keep trying though.