Just relocated from Israel back to my hometown. We're newlyweds just setting up our little condo. I have been using AR for years to make dinner on a budget and create the American dishes I missed while abroad.
My favorite things to cook
Cupcakes, steak, soups, Italian food; also anything to satisfy my sweet cravings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whenever there is a big holiday like Passover or Thanksgiving, my father always cooks a big gourmet meal. I learned to cook from my father who is the "chef" in the family. Now that I'm in my own kitchen, I try to pay attention to presentation as well as taste :)
My cooking triumphs
My first lemon meringue pie came out very well - my husband devoured it and he doesn't like sweets!
My cooking tragedies
There have been many, but one that really sticks out is when I tried to make pumpkin pie using the crust instructions but missed the part that said to bake it, and it came out like goop. I had made it for American friends of ours, and I was mortified!