I have three hungry teenage football players to feed, so look for low cost, fast and nutritious meals.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, slow cooker, and grilling are standbys. I love to cook wild game and fish. I try and experiment more on the weekends, but weeknight dinners are usually fast or cooked by the kids.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I gre up with a wonderful Ukranian heritage and I am now trying to perfect "baba's" techniques to pass onto my own children. I always thought that we were left out as we never had storebought soups, cookies, etc... but I really miss walking into the house in winter with mom's soup on the stove. My teenagers are interested in cooking and love to watch the "food network" and try new recipes and techniques.
My cooking triumphs
Sit down Christmas dinner for 16 in my tiny eat-in kitchen (no dining room), we needed to move the table to open the oven door but the brined turkey was AWESOME! We tent and hike a lot and I am able to cook great dinners over the campfire or campstove... perhaps things just taste better outdoors.
My cooking tragedies
My first dinner for boyfriend (now husband). I cooked lamb chops and they were way too overcooked... now they are perfectly grilled. As a teenager, I cooled banana loaves on the stove burner... and forgot to shut the burner off, so they were smoking!