I have a wonderful husband of almost 22 years and a 13 year old daughter who is the apple of our eyes!! We have a miniature dachsund named Tater who LOVES to eat and will steal food from whereever and whoever he can get it. I don't know how he manages to keep his "girlish" figure of 10 lbs.!! I love to cook and to try out new recipes. I know it's good if my husband says "it's a keeper". I have a HUGE cookbook collection and would some day like to publish one of my own. I have been cooking since I was very young. Mom would turn me loose in the kitchen and let me do what I wanted to. Everyone at the local grocery store knew when I found a new recipe because mom would be there trying to find a "not your ordinary kind of ingredient" for my dish. My mom and sister are great cooks as was my grandmother. My husband's mom & sister are also great cooks, as were both of his grandmothers.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, desserts, casseroles, one-pot meals. I love to make soups - I feel like an artist when I make soup.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't really think of one right now.
My cooking triumphs
I won first place in a local recipe submission contest.
My cooking tragedies
Nacho Chicken (not from this site)!!!! I don't know what happened but it went straight to the dog!!