I've been married for 3 Years to a great guy who thinks just about anything I make is AWESOME- I consider myself blessed. From the beginning of our marriage, our dream has been to have an open-home all the time. So, if you come in, we will always have something for you to eat- even if it is just a PBJ sandwich- we believe that a lot lies in building relationships, especially around the dinner table.
We are always entertaining people, and therefore, I'm forever experimenting. I love cooking, but it's not always stress-free (just being honest:)
I am ALWAYS looking for recipes which can be made for a crowd.
I'm so concerned about our health, so I'm also scouring this site for healthy recipes; especially
now that we have a 9 month old monkey (actually, a beautiful little baby girl:), I think about raising her and I try all the more to look for healthy recipes. So, all you expert cooks out there, I WELCOME your suggestions and advice.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts (they say) are my specialty- one of the first things I tried from this site that was an instant hit was the brownie caramel cheesecake. I LOVE Indian and Italian. I am trying to experiment with Thai and Chinese recipes. Not a big fan of Mexican, but will try it occasionally.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I wait EAGERLY for the Fall- then, I can bring out my favorite recipe for Chilli and Cornbread,
French onion soups, corn chowder- not to mention warm woolen mittens and crisp apple strudel...
My cooking triumphs
Each time I make something that people like, I consider it a triumph. I get pleased very easily:)
My cooking tragedies
Early on in our marriage, we invited an older couple for dinner (translate that to the lady was an AWESOME cook and I was just learning:( Well, I was making pasta for dinner. I was in such a hurry and I was so nervous while making the sauce- I was going to add a tsp of oregano powder to the sauce- except, I didn't realize that the cover was loose, so I DUMPED oregano into the sauce and then had a panic attack- my dear husband calmed me down, scooped out as much of the oregano as he could and at the end of the night said, "This was a great meal". I think the our guests liked the meal as well (or so they said:)