I mostly work from home (part-time) which means that I have time to cook! We try to only eat out only once per week. My goal is to try at least several new recipes each week. Now that I returned to living on an island I have become more organized with my grocery lists/shopping/meal planning because my trips to Trader Joes and Costco are no longer quick outings. As a result I think that we end up spending less and eating out less.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake (pretty much everything except pies). Due to health reasons I mainly bake for company and to give away.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family follows Swedish Christmas traditions. We make and eat potato sausage, meatballs, coffee bread, red cabbage, rice pudding, and cookies galore.