I work full-time+ as a physician assistant and love my profession, but it doesn't leave me much time to cook. Lucky me-my husband does 90% of the weeknight cooking (and it's good). When time permits (if I get home early or have a day off), I take over the kitchen. I'm also lucky to work with people who also like to cook and try new things - so we're always sharing what we've made and our recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Recipes from this website with peoples' reviews-so I'm pretty gauranteed it will be good. This website has really fueled my cooking and trying different things. Hence my username - lovethissite. My husband jokes this is my "facebook."
My favorite family cooking traditions
9/2010-We always make my daughters birthday cake as a theme cake and everybody looks forward to seeing what we've done each year (this year was Tinkerbell).
2010-I'm polish and love pierogies, but never make quite the neat package my Gram would make - so was happy to try the pierogi casserole this year that gave me the same flavor without the effort.
My cooking triumphs
2010-cooked toffee and had always been afraid to cook anything that required a thermometer, but did it and came out great - no more thermometer fear.
My cooking tragedies
2010-broken oven and trying to cook from Thanksgiving to Christmas without one. Mostly ok except the cake that was cooking when the stove broke (coconut cake-which I did salvage) and Christmas eve puff pastry filets in the oven roaster - not so good :(.