I'm a 46 year old stay at home Mom and artist who loves to cook. It seems to come naturally to me, but then I also had a few of the best cooks teaching me while I was a child...my Nana and my Mom.
My husband and I have a combined "company" for our art creations, named Spirit Oaks Studio that we do for fun.
My favorite things to cook
Gosh, it would be a shorter list to list what I DON'T like to cook. I'll have to think on this one.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinners...it was always big when my Nana was still alive and some of my best memories ever!
My cooking triumphs
Stumbling across an episode of Alton Brown when he did a brined turkey and I haven't cooked them any other way since!! Everyone raves about it and it turns out perfect every time.
My cooking tragedies
About 12 years back, on a night that I must not have felt like cooking from scratch, I used a box of Zatarain's Gumbo mix and ick, was it the worst thing ever! I have used quite a few of their products through the years, but that night was horrid.