My favorite things to cook
I love baking. If it has sugar in it I'll probably give it a try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As my brother and I reached driving age along with our friends, our house seemed to have a revolving door around the holidays. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas you could expect a house full of teenagers feasting on turkey or ham (depending on the holiday) AND lasagna with all the fixins for both. People would come and go all day long and if dinner was over and packed away it would get pulled out and served again. This continued even after we grew up and moved out of the house. There was always a lot of talking and laughing and really good times.
My cooking triumphs
For Christmas 2007 I attempted something new: candy. I found all the recipes on AllRecipes.com and made gift baskets for family and close friends. It was a huge hit! Several people even suggested I should start my own businsess becuase they looked so pretty and tasted amazing.
My cooking tragedies
Unfortuantely I'm not as good a cook as I am a baker so my tragedies are many. I always have a backup plan (cereal, frozen pizzas, take out) just in case my attempt is inedible. My saddest attempt would have to be home made tomato sauce. I threw the whole thing in the trash. It was totally unsalvageable. From now on it's Prego for me.