I am a mother of 3 and soon to be wife again. We live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon - WINE COUNTRY for us! I just finished my degree and I am job hunting - anyone need a new accountant?!
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything from steak and potatoes to a full 7 course gourmet meal for friends. I enjoy Indian, Thai, Greek, Vietnamese, Japanese, Irish pub food, and putting a new spin on oldies... ie: ways to spice up the usual meatloaf...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother makes the most wonderful chow mein and we vamped an old recipe for egg foo young. Mom's best roast is pork and she can make the picture perfect turkey :) Dad likes to slow cook a brisket on the bbq and toss some corn on the cob in at the last.
My cooking triumphs
I was watching a show on cooking network and he was making a stuffed chicken breast with marjoriam and mushroom sauce. I only had part of the ingredients so I started searching the cupboards and reworked some of them... it came out WONDERFUL. My mom said it was so good it was something she would expect to be served at a 5 star restraunt.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first learning to cook I decided to make some cookies from scratch... I read the recipe wrong and used about 5times the salt... they were horrible lol