I'm your basic simple cook. I like the quick and easy things or the slow cooker meals. I don't like foods that come in a box, but my husband does, so I compromise. With a 2 year old and a baby girl bun in the oven, my cooking skills have changed quite a bit!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything Mexican or Italian. Those are my two favorite types of food. I will try anything that perks my interest though, so I have a wide variety of favorite things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother makes the worlds best cheese grits. She's been making them since she was little and it was a recipe handed down through many generations. Now I have it and I would eat it everyday if it wasn't so fattening...haha! My maternal grandmother always made me Mickey Mouse pancakes when I was little. I now make them for my daughter....sometimes in pink.
My cooking triumphs
Everyone loves my lasagna, enchilada's, fettucini alfredo, as well as my garlic parmesan breaded chicken breasts. I also make a rice dish that will blow-ya-mind! :)
My cooking tragedies
I completely ruined a beer broiled whole chicken once. It was the most disgusting thing I've ever put in my mouth. I tried to make my own fried rice as well....and the first time was a flop. I have since mastered the fried rice though, but not the chicken. I have also learned that some of the recipes from Pinterest are....um....not so great. haha!