I enjoy cooking for myself and friends. What was once just a survival tactic has become a hobby. It's nice to be able to actually bring something to a potluck at work instead of purchasing it at the grocery store!
My favorite things to cook
I normally like to cook things that are not too complicated as I do not always have a lot of time on my hands. On my days off, I may tackle something out of the ordinary. I like to also create dishes out of what I have left over in the refrigerator. That's fun.
My cooking triumphs
I guess I was kind of amazed when I made my own chicken stock some months ago. It has come in very handy.
My cooking tragedies
One of my earliest rememberences of a cooking tragedy was when I decided to bake a chicken without defrosting it first. I tried to serve it after removing it from the oven at the specified time and it was still raw. After two or three additions returns and removals from the oven it was decided that we would go out for dinner.