Teacher, animal lover (don't those two items seem to be related? Ha Ha!) Grandmother of three boys, mother of two, one of whom is in Afganistan right now. Capt. Dan. I am married and currently involved in too many things. Aren't we all. Love to cook when i have time and love this site for all the great suggestions and reviews.
My favorite things to cook
Love to make pies and cakes from scratch,but since noone in my family wants to gain weight, i can't bake very much.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pies, pies, pies and canning. i'm hoping to take advantage of the farmer's markets this summer and can my own tomatoes and green beans and make homemade tomato juice like my mom's. She and Dad are not able to garden or can like they used to, so are really hoping I'll take up the banner and continue the tradition. nothing beats homemade grape jam.
My cooking triumphs
I'll let you know when i experience one. My husband loves very simple meals. Oh, I know. I made a tenderlioin with duxelles from the Lady and Son's cookbook. Raves, raves and more raves and requests to do it again for another holiday. It's a very expensive dish to prepare. Labor intensive and worth every ounce of preparation.
My cooking tragedies
Ive never had any real cooking tragedies, just some disappointments and flops.