I come from a family that loves to cook...and I mean from scratch. No box dinners! My dad was phenomenal and both my grandma's are too. My mom is a good a baker. Lucky me, I inherited all of the good cooking/baking genes! I'm mine own worst critic on my food, everyone will tell me they love it and it's the best they've eaten...and I'll say it was ok...could do something different next time. :)
My favorite things to cook
Any dessert of any kind. Italian dinners seem to always turn out amazing. Alfredo and spaghetti sauce from scratch, manicotti shells from scratch. Love to make appetizers also.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All the pitch-ins that we do for Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade manicotti with homemade spaghetti sauce. Homemade meatballs and sauce. Chicken and dumplings, BBQ ribs in the oven, from scratch man n cheese. Lasagna.
My cooking tragedies
Yeast rolls...no bread machine here, all kneading and rising done by me. but they didn't get very big and they were not very soft...people still ate them and said they were good though.