I started cooking out of necessity. I couldn't have my new husband do all the work, and I had promised to pull my weight. My range of cooking experience was limited before I got married in July 2009; basically grilled cheese and toast. Now, I find I'm actually enjoying it!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking anything with my husband. I love baking and trying out new dishes, and anything with peanut butter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookie baking is always a big production in my family. I hope to carry on that tradition!
My cooking triumphs
Pot roast! Felt like Betty Crocker.
Hosted a cookie decorating party last Christmas. I made a TON of ginger bread men and sugar cookies, and laid out all the frosting and candies for guests to use to decorate their own cookies.
I make a wonderful beef and barley stew that get's better each time I make it. I love to tweak recipes until I get them just right.
My cooking tragedies
Once I tried to make chocolate fudge, and as I poured the mixture into a pan to harden, it hardened within seconds and formed a frozen chocolate waterfall.
Also, I made cold peanut noodles for dinner one night. After my husband had a bite, he said "Gross, what is this? Peanut Butter Spaghetti?"