My favorite things to cook
I like experimenting with new ingredients and making new things. I have trouble following recipes, I just kind of use them as outlines or inspiration.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas egg casserole, and mom's Christmas candies.
My cooking triumphs
My best cooking usually happens when groceries are running low and I am forced to be creative. My husband does not qualify ingredients as food, and I have so much fun being creative and serving a delicious healthy meal when no one else can find anything to eat in the kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
There was this baked french toast recipe that I got off of the label of a jar of preserves. It had about half a jar of blackberry preserves in it, among other things. It was cloyingly sweet, and inedible. I thought it would be easy for when guests came because all of the prep work happened the night before, so it sat in the fridge overnight and baked in the morning. I should have given it a test run before serving it to company. No one ate more than a bite before we decided to go out for breakfast.