I'm 28 years old and have been cooking since I could stand on a stool next to my grandmother. For a long time I had limited access to a kitchen and recently have moved into a home with a kitchen that is large enough to suit my needs. I look at cooking as an art, and experiment daily. I have also rediscovered the joy I get from baking. With a picky husband cooking and baking is sometimes a challenge.
My favorite things to cook
This changes almost daily! I love making chicken dishes because it is so versitile. Ethnic foods, Soups, Stews, Chilis, Healthy foods. Pretty much everything really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffed cabbages, homemade pierogies, cabbage and noodles, traditional slovak cooking.
We bake cookies every year for christmas.
My cooking triumphs
This year I made my first thanksgiving dinner by myself. I have helped my mom before, but this is the first year I have been on my own and the turkey was so moist and tender it fell apart. The stuffing was so full of flavor, for a plain traditional stuffing. and my first pumpkin pies from scratch were fantastic! It was a hit, and I'm looking forward to more dinners.
My cooking tragedies
After a year my husband finally confessed he doesn't like onions... or peppers! They are in almost everything I had cooked until then. I have had to change recipes and find new things to make that are "Husband Friendly"