First and most important, I love to cook and bake. I am mainly of German background so both sides of my parent's families were big on cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort meals like meatloaf, pastas, chicken dishes, and meat and potatoes. I love to bake cakes, cookies, pies, and fudge.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I use a lot of garlic and spices. I make things simple and easy like my Mom does, but still very flavorful.
My cooking triumphs
My meatloaf, my turkey and dressing, my cookies, my pies, and my cakes.
My cooking tragedies
Once I made a turkey and ham in the same oven for Christmas and the ham was overcooked and the turkey was WAY undercooked.