When I got together with my then boyfriend with two kids over 3 years ago, he was taking them out to dinner nearly 4-5 nights out of the week! What an expense! I used this website for recipes and little did I know I was slowly learning the mechanics of cooking. I am certainly not a chef but I take pride in the sounds of mmmm...coming from thier mouths at the dinner table every night. I am now even trying the other side of the spectrum and baking! Sometimes it's a flop and sometimes a success but either way I'm getting better and better by the recipe. Thanks Allrecipes!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I like to try new dishes all the time. However, on the days I don't feel like cooking the crockpot is my dearest friend.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. My grandmother was an excellent cook and baker but too stubborn to share her wisdom with anyone else. I think she wanted to take her cooking legacy with her to the grave. If she only knew how I have triumphed...
My cooking triumphs
Well...let's see...before I began cooking I couldn't tell you what spices go together with what. I have been cooking long enough now that I seemed to have developed an instict for when something is done cooking. I don't have to follow a cooking time now based on a recipes instructions, I just know because it "feels" right. I'd say that's quite an accomplishment! I've developed a sixth sense!
My cooking tragedies
Too many! I don't think 1000 characters is enough space to explain all my trial and errors!