I dunno - I'm recently married to a wonderful man, who has 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. I have no children of my own. I work full time and love to experiment with cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Opposite ends of the spectrum: traditional comfort foods (stews, soups) and things with a bit of an exotic twist, such as Middle Eastern and Indian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's gravy. I so totally cannot do gravy - it's my "dirty little secret." And my mom makes THE best, but she ONLY makes gravy during holiday events, and it's getting more and more difficult to get her to make it!
My cooking triumphs
My brownies. I make them totally from scratch and they are so simple, and it's the one thing everyone always wants me to make. I used to have a roommate who would ask me to make these at 10pm just to satisfy a craving - and I'd always oblige!
My cooking tragedies
Attempting to make a goose for the last Thanksgiving my father was with us. It was at my father's request, and I scoured recipes until I was satisfied. Unfortunately, none of us liked it! The stuffing I'd made was delicious, however! (And so were the sides) Even the dog didn't like leftover goose meat, so the whole 25lb bird was thrown out!