I taught myself to cook when my husband and I first moved in together. Unfortunately, I work full time and don't get the opportunity to cook larger meals as often as I would like. I also don't do a lot of cooking in the summer months. I like to try something new about twice a month. Many of the new recipes I have tried have been from Allrecipes. When I'm not cooking I'm walking, doing Zumba, or reading novels.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Parmesean, Shrimp or Chicken Scampi, Chicken Taco Soup and Italian Sandwich Beef which are both recipes from Allrecipes
My favorite family cooking traditions
Red Velvet Cake, and the Traditional Thanksgiving Meal - bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and turkey with gravy.
My cooking triumphs
Strudel, home made pierogies, creme brulee, Chesapeake Filet
My cooking tragedies
I can cook anything and bake a lot of different things but I have yet to master pies. I tried to make a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving 3 years ago and the center flopped and was soupy. My first attempt at grilled pork tenderloin was a bad experience also. I had dinner guests and completely burned the tenderloin. I have sinced mastered grilling tenderloin.