I have been cooking for 30+ years. I really enjoy cooking especially when I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed. It relaxes me very much. I love to try new recipes. I have found many recipes from this site. My mom always loved to cook and she passed it on to me and in return I have passed the cooking bug on to my twin daughters. I am married and the mother of two grown twin daughters. We just recently moved to Florida and we love it here. I enjoy reading a good book, listening to music and relaxing in my pool with a cold beverage.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook italian food because that is my favorite food. I also just like cooking good old southern meat and potatoes. My husband is a meat and potatoes type of guy. I am not a good baker because you have to be very precise when you bake. I like to add alittle bit of this and alittle bit of that. I like to tweak recipes to make them my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are just cooking wonderful meals for my family. Everyone always comes to my house for the holiday meal. I basically like to cook the same dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter but once in awile I like to try a new dish. Most of the time it is a hit. I like to practice new recipes on my husband and he really doesn't mind too much. Cooking to me means spending time with family and friends. Cooking is a labor of love.
My cooking tragedies
I was only about 19 at the time and I was making a meatloaf for my husband. The recipe called for 1/4 can of tomato soup. Well, being a very inexperienced cook I added the whole can of soup. Needless to say, the meatloaf was not too good and very watery. My ex husband laughs about it to this day. He calls it my famous "meatloaf soup".