From St. Louis, Missouri, Age 48 going on 49. My mom got me started cooking as soon as I was able to reach the stove. I still enjoy cooking and backing today. It doesn't bother me to use other's receipes because it's a good wake to make thing excitingly differenct which is where the joy comes from. I get tired of the same old thing.
My favorite things to cook
I love a variety of chicken dishs, stews and soups, chilis, roasts, turkey, corned beef and cabbage, fish and seafood, italian foods, slow cooker foods, BBQ. Then baking, casseroles, quiches, cakes, pies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family dishes are my mom's fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, roasts, turkey, pies and cakes. Mom always cooks for the holidays and generally starts several weeks in advance. The smell of the kitchen around the holidays was like a gift to everyone she invited.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I think I cook pretty good most of the time. Some of my favorite dishes that I like are Eggs Benedicts, perfect omlettes, baking cakes and pies, stews and chili to die for. I love to make homemade chicken pot pie using the receipe on the Bisquick box (mmmmm). Easy and tasty. I find using the right presentation dish to serve your food in, is especially important.
My cooking tragedies
Candy. I love fudge and tried several, can make a few but my mom has better luck with candy. She is sending me some for this Christmas! Homemade fudge, cookies, etc.