I am the mother of 5, and have been cooking since I was a kid. My father taught me, as my mom would rather do the dishes! He was an ingredient "dumper", a trait that I also inherited, sometimes with not so perfect outcomes!
My favorite things to cook
My family's favorite dishes are my "Pot Pie Surprise". The "surprise" is that I never seem to make it the same way 2x!The other favorite is Pork Chops topped with Stuffing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I the kids help out in the kitchen often and we always have a good time making the food and using ingredient suggestions from the kids.
My cooking triumphs
Sneaking carrots, eggplant AND spinach into spaghetti sauce undetected!!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at a Thanksgiving Feast in 1986. Sadly, I did not know that the turkey had to be all the way thawed and the neck and giblets were stored in the cavity of the bird. YUCK!! Raw and gross!