I absolutely LOVE to cook! I especially enjoy cooking for gatherings such as holidays and cookouts. It makes me proud to see others enjoy my food and hear the compliments on how good it is. The one thing all my ex's (LOL) continue to say to this day is they sure do miss my cooking and sweet iced tea!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook dinner, deserts and apetizers for something to just sit out so everyone can munch on. I like to experiment with all sorts of foods in many nationalities. Layered Bean Dip; Chicken Parmesan; Fried Pork Chops; Slow Cooked BBQ; Cheesecake; Chili; Lasagna; Beef & Chicken Fajitas; Sashimi; are just some of everyone's favorites that I make on a regular basis.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. I'm the first one in my fam who enjoys cooking as much as I do. In fact my 14 yr old daughter has been watching the food network since she was about 7 (her choice) and she knows ALL the chefs. So I guess I've passed my love for cooking onto my dear daughter. She now wants to become a chef and a photographer.
My cooking triumphs
I have a friend from Guam who has eaten plain white rice everyday of his life. When he tried mine, he said it's the best he's ever eaten. When he comes to visit he always asks if I have any rice made! Since he's from a country that has the cooking method down to a science, I take this as a GREAT compliment. And I DON'T use a rice cooker.
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 19 yrs, out on my own and first starting cooking, I cooked Sweet & Sour Chicken for me and my boyfriend. The sauce was so thick it was like paste! Since I was new to the cooking world I had no idea how to fix it! I was so embarassed but we laughed and joked about it for a long time. BTW... we ate it anyway and kinda smeared the "paste" on our chicken! LOL!!