Love to cook. :-) It helps me relax. I love to experiment w/ recipes and I have no fear of spices. I love to make spice combinations that others may not have thought of...I love to make new dishes for my husband and daughter to try. It is so much fun. :-)
My favorite things to cook
Soups, stews, chilis, breads, any kind of meat dish, pasta, cakes, cookies, and candies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a chili cook off every year in November. The fun part about it is that you aren't allowed to make the same chili that you made the year before, it has to be different. :-) Also, we have a secret family recipe for Chocolate Cake and Chocolate frosting. It is to die for.
My cooking triumphs
My chili is probably my biggest triumph with my clam chowder in a close second. I love to cook, so anything that sounds good, I am determined to prefect it.
My cooking tragedies
I have a harder time with baking than cooking sometimes. I'm good at making things fall, or burn, and then not know at all what I did. I'm trying really hard to fix that.