I am newly married and love cooking for my husband. I have cooked for very large groups and now just for two. I love spending the weekends in the kitchen, much to the dismay of my new husband.
My favorite things to cook
Rice and beans (I lived in Mexico and Guatemala for almost 2 years), salsa, tostones, casseroles, bierocks, chocolate chip cookies, rolls and anything that makes my husband happy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making "skinny pancakes"...a.k.a. swedish pancakes or crepes. My grandpa still makes this in his 80's for us when we visit and my mom always made them. Bierocks are also something that my mother used to make and I am trying to perfect them as well...they are budget friendly and so good! My husband and I's new tradition is quickly becoming to make traditional Mexican salsa...takes a lot of time in the kitchen but we love it!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made the bierocks by myself...the first few were rough but after some practice, they looked great! I consider that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
One day, I put a pot of black beans on the stove. A couple hours later when I started to comment on the smell and wonder who in our apartment complex was burning something my husband went to investigate. As soon as he walked by the kitchen, he said "umm...honey?" It all the sudden came to me, I cursed and ran to try to fix it. They were chargrilled beans.