My favorite things to cook
I'm often a lazy cook. When my husband and I finally manage to get home from work, it's late and we're tired. By the time we get around to thinking about dinner we only have the energy for something easy. I have my 'staples', but every now and then boredom leads me into experimentation. I've really grown a lot as a cook this way. Some good, some not so good, but at least now I know!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Dad was the cook in our family, and since he traveled with the military he liked to bring home new and sometimes strange dinner ideas. Half of which I couldn't spell if I tried. It taught me to be open to new ideas and new foods. Even the ones you don't want to ask too many questions about...
My cooking triumphs
I was six and mastered tuna-mac. It marked my independance and cemented a life-long love for a box of macaroni and a can of tuna fish.
My cooking tragedies
I've had failed experiments and stupid blunders, but I couldn't call them tragedies. If you learn from them and laugh them off (and always keep a frozen pizza around) then it's easier to refer to them as experiences rather than failures. Who's really going to care in 5 years that you managed to completely destroy a stainless steel and copper saucepan steaming broccoli?