I'm disabled and live with my husband and grown son. I have fibromyalgia.
My favorite things to cook
I like the quick and easy stuff...since I can't do a whole lot these days. My son has chronic pancreatitis so I try to find recipes that won't aggravate his condition.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom wasn't such a great cook, but there are a few treasured recipes that she handed down, such as a dynamite recipe for oatmeal cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Never thout about it much. I'm good at making large spaghetti dinners for the extended family, and I think they really like my spagetti sauce. I get compliments on it all the time. Nowadays, any day I am able to cook is a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies
When I was in home ec in high school, we had to make German Chocolate Cake using a recipe that contained vinegar. I assumed my partner would measure the vinegar (one tablespoon), so I just went to the front and poured about half a cup into a container. Unbeknownst to me, she used the entire thing. We had to eat whatever we cooked, and that cake was really disgusting with all that vinegar. To this day I can't eat German Chocolate Cake.