My favorite things to cook
I like trying new recipes, and experiementing with new ideas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday cooking is one of my favorite cooking traditions, I still do the turkey the way my dad taught me, I have made a few variations, but pretty much stay to the way it was when my mom and dad were still around. Also the summertime BBQs. My husband does the BBQing, and I do the inside cooking & prep, just like when I was a kid.
My cooking triumphs
My dad always used to do the holiday turkeys. He was a long haul truck driver, and one Thanksgiving, he couldn't get back home in time for Thanksgiving, so it fell to me to make the holiday meal. My dad left specific instructions just in case. I'm proud to say that it turned out almost as good as his. The only mistake was when he had 1 stalk of celery, I thought he meant one piece. Other than that it was perfect!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't really had any cooking tragedies yet, I've had a few 'boo-boos', but nothing that couldn't be salvaged.