I'm a mother of 3, college student, and I work part time. I'm a *most of the time* vegetarian, I will eat seafood in a pinch. I have ALWAYS loved cooking, and especially love experimenting with ethnic cuisine.
My favorite things to cook
I love Indian and Spanish food, so I cook them often. I also have a really picky husband (not to mention the kids), so I like to figure out ways to work in some of my food flair into his everyday favorites. I also love baking confections, and making candies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up making old German family cookie recipes during the holidays, and am passing this tradition to my kids. My grandmother is so happy that I enjoy this tradition because it seems that no one else in the family really cares any more.
My cooking triumphs
Last week I made my version of Puerto Rican style rice and beans (arroz con gandules) for my husband's Puerto Rican family members. I was SO nervous that they wouldn't like it. SCORE! They loved it. Several even said they likes mine better than their own mother's!!! Great compliment to me, slap in the face for her, LOL! I also adapted a pumpkin ginger bread recipe to make it extremely healthy. I didn't tell anyone about my substitutions, and they raved that it was the best they'd had. No one knew it had splenda, whole wheat flour, and no oil!
My cooking tragedies
Man, roll out dough gets me every time. No fun cookie decorating for my kids. EVER. I hate it THAT much.