Visiting this recipe site has been such a pleasure for me over the last few years. I have learned so much from it, talked with so many people, and had some really fun times here! I joined this site shortly after my bout with cancer. After all the treatments, cooking was what I needed to make my life "normal" again. I learned so many great recipes that I cooked for my family and my husband. I spent a year away from this site because I needed to lose weight, now I am 60 pounds lighter, divorced and cancer free!! Wow!! How things change! But I am so glad to see that AllRecipes is still here, and so are many of my friends!
My favorite things to cook
Appetizers, finger foods. I love inviting friends over and loading my kitchen up with all kinds of mini sandwiches, meatballs, dips. I usually have 5 crockpots going at once, each one with a warm dip or appetizer of some kind.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I have friends over for parties or the holidays, I always let my husband cook the meat, either on the grill or in the oven. I enjoy preparing the side dishes and the appetizers.
My cooking triumphs
I have tried so many wonderful recipes from this site. I have finally found so many perfect dishes that I will continue to make from now on. I learn so much from the reviews from other cooks. It really helps to know that you are not the only one that makes mistakes sometimes!!!
My cooking tragedies
Uh, well....there have been many! I will never forget the time I tried to bake a banana pudding! And just the other day I left the cream cheese out of cream cheese bars! Let's just say my garbage disposal never goes hungry!!!