With a wonderful husband who will eat ANYTHING and 6 children with 6 different levels of pickiness, preparing a variety of meals that we can all eat is somewhat a challenge. But there is definitely something for everyone here, and with the help of all the other Allrecipe cooks, I have been changing up our meals at least once or twice a week. Some meals were hits. Others were not! But our mealtimes have lost some of their boring factor since I joined this site!
My favorite things to cook
Always and forever, desserts are my favorite things to create. But I would be a pretty irresponsible mom if I put all my efforts into the least healthy of the courses! So (perhaps to ease my guilty conscience,) healthy cooking is where my interest next turns. And that would be followed by slow cooker recipes, and other plan-ahead options, breads, and grilling.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this year. The first meal he requested I learn when we began as a couple, was fried chicken. In the past 20 years, that has become my masterpiece. We have fried chicken once every week or two, and ALWAYS if my in-laws are visiting! As far as cooking "traditions" go, I also create personal cake sculptures for my children on their birthdays. Depending on what each child was "in to" at the time, I have made everything from castles, to racecars, to horse ranches. Granted, they don't look like something made by the Cake Boss, but they are made with love, (and like everything else, when you are on a budget, homemade wins out!)