I'm a marketing director for an assisted living who is finally back in the kitchen - learning how to cook for one or two after learning how to cook feeding a family of five. After several years of full time work and part time grad school... it'll be nice not to grab so much takeout.
My favorite things to cook
No doubt about it, I love pasta. It's a quick go to and so versatile. I also like learning new ethnic foods, and also enjoy getting down to basics, learning the foods I grew up on, and giving them spins for company that dress em' up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for cooking as a family. Everyone has something delicious to share, and I'm all about the sides. I have a southern side of the family, so any get together that doesn't have food in abundance, isn't really a get together.
My cooking triumphs
I've come to the conclusion that the reason I like cooking best is that people know you care about them. So anytime I've set out a meal that everyone walks away feeling happy and satisfied from eating, is a triumph. I feel especially triumphant if I pull off a well timed meal after working all day.
My cooking tragedies
Well toying with the recipes on this site I have definitely had hits and some big misses over the past five years! My biggest blunder yet has been making homemade Hungarian goulash, I had painstakingly prepared the meat and vegetables, and everything was looking delicious. Unfortunately I made the error of buying hot paprika instead of sweet, needless to say, when I went to sample it, my whole mouth was scorched. That goulash went into the trash, much to my disdain. My later effort was worthwhile though.