I'm a wife, Mom, & RN. I have 3 kids, so my cooking has to satisfy a broad range of tastes! I've been married 24 yrs. and have helped my husband's bland taste awaken. He's started venturing out, trying to cook things he's not tried before! We love this website and look up ideas & recipes at least twice weekly!
My favorite things to cook
We used to live in Phoenix & it was great as the whole family loves Mexican food. We certainly had our share of great restaurants to try, but I love to experiment at home as well! Our staple foods are beans, rice, tortillas, & chicken! There's so much that can be done with those four ingredients!
My favorite family cooking traditions
While growing up, our family tradition was Pillsbury Orange Rolls, bacon, eggs, o.j. or milk on Christmas morning! I've brought that into my own family. In addition, our kids expect egg nog to magically appear in the refrigerator by around Thanksgiving! We always have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, etc. For Christmas, it's always a really good ham, glazed, au-gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, & Hawaiian brand rolls!
My cooking triumphs
I've recently learned how to make Mexican restaurant-style refried beans. In addition, I am becoming more proficient at "throwing" things together based on ingredients I already have, and coming up with some really good meals! I hope to make a good home-made tortilla soon!