I am the mother of 3 busy girls (sports, dance, etc.) that loves to cook for her family.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking and appetizers the most. Dinner can be enjoyable when I have time and some one is there to eat it! Two of the girls were vegetarians (for 3 years) but have recently started eating fish and fowl--which made dinner choices much easier!
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Christmas time we bake 10-12 different cookies along with candies and breads to share with family and friends. We have quite a few old family recipes from our heritages...polish, hungarian, and german, and enjoy them still. My grandfather was a chef, and most of my family members enjoy cooking as much as I do---we fight over who gets to make what at get togethers.
My cooking triumphs
Cake decorating and cookie decorating is probably my claim to fame along with my salsa canning, guacamole and various soup recipes...
My cooking tragedies
Cardamom meatballs from a few years back...the kids destroyed the recipe!!