I am a stay at home mom of 3 kids under the age of 6. Before kids, I was very career oriented, and had no time to cook. Now, I try to do new things and include the girls.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook meals my kids will eat, or stuff from my husband's italian family. I also enjoy baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have fond memories of holidays - my grandfather using a hand beater to make whipped cream, pork stuffing at Christmas (love the smell, hate the taste), and burnt-bottom cookies. My husband's italian family also has lots of holiday traditions, so now we are trying to incorporate them all into traditions for our kids.
My cooking triumphs
I recently overcame my fear of pie crusts and baked many this fall. My sister in law makes perfect pie crusts, so I was intimidated. During the holidays, I finally made an excellent crust (everyone said so). Yeah!!
My cooking tragedies
Sadly, too many to mention. I often have troubles with chicken breasts - no flavor. Everything I make in the crock pot (except spag sauce/ meatballs) comes out horribly - bland and mushy.