I am happily married and have just my husband and I to cook for. We move around a bit due to his job so I try to perfect something from each place. I learned the basics of seafood in Seattle, perfected my biscuits and comfort food in North Carolina and am now trying to get a hold of German cooking. I got the schnitzel down but I can't seem to get the desserts!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking all things dessert. I don't think I've run into many soup recipes I didn't like. And besides that I'd have to say anything that my husband enjoys. He likes my chicken enchiladas, rice and beans most. He knows he's got me in a good mood when he gets that for dinner!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised on tex-mex. I never really thought I was any good as a cook when I first married. I thought that it was just my husband being nice. It wasn't until I had other people over that I realized that I actually did learn a thing or two growing up! I refused to learn how to make tamales growing up (long story, don't ask LOL) and then I went and married a man who loves them. Now that's one of the things I'm trying to perfect.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving all by myself after 3 years married. Before that I had dodged the bullet by making sure to get invited over to a friends house! LOL Once it was done though it was OK. I think I was just hyping myself up too much.
My cooking tragedies
Baking my first cake without my mom when I was in the 5th or 6th grade. My best friend and I accidentally got the sugar and salt mixed up. Not Good! But then again who has containers of salt that big! LOL