A correctional officer and mother of 5. Love to cook, especially when I don't have to clean up!
My favorite things to cook
Too many to list. Love steak, shrimp, pastas, veggies, as I said, too much too list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just big huge home style meals, with simple home cooked food. Learned a lot from my grandma, and I prefer natural ingredients, over throwing together a bunch of processed stuff thrown together.
My cooking triumphs
So many things have come out so good, what to choose? My latest creation was a whole wheat pasta with a mix of shrimp, asparagus, fire roasted tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and onions in a garlic sauce.
My cooking tragedies
Ummm...I think the worst thing I ever made was a hot dog sauce. I used a recipe off this site and didn't read the reviews. For one batch it called for 2 TABLESPOONS of celery seed. It tasted horrible. We had friends over for a big football game on tv, and the sauce was so horrible no one would eat it. (You know it is bad when a bunch of guys drinking beer won't touch it.)I started over with another recipe, and put it on the table with chopped onions, cucumbers, slaw and jalapenos. Those dogs disappeared then!