I am a middle-aged woman trying to broaden my cooking knowledge. I am learning to try new things and not be so afraid to cook with new ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
Anything my family enjoys, especially soups and stews. I enjoy cooking mexican or italian dishes the most. I also have recently enjoyed trying to bake different breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Now that my kids are older I don't care so much what I cook, but I enjoy the fact that my kids like cooking with me. My husband and I just renovated our kitchen and I love the fact that we can all cook together now that I have a huge island. That makes me happiest, when we're all together taking part in a meal and spending quality time together. We do have our traditions: the same Easter morning egg casserole, and the same twice baked potatoes to go along with our traditional fish dinner on X-mas eve. My kids still really look forward to our holiday cooking traditions even though they're in their twenties.
My cooking triumphs
I have had many triumphs in the kitchens. I am always thrilled when my family or friends like something I have cooked or baked. But I especially like the fact that over the years I have learned to "tweek" recipes to my liking. When I was younger I was too afraid to do that. I always feel the most triumphant in the kitchen when I "invent" a recipe in my head and it comes out great. Then I have a hard time getting it down a paper to make it again!
My cooking tragedies
Way too many to list!