I am a working, married, mother of 2. I have a 15 year old son and a 12 year old daughter (yes, a fine time of life). I love to cook and my family is usually willing to try everything I make, which is great! I have made some really great recipes from AR including cheesecake, maple-garlic glazed pork loin, banana muffins, and honey potatoes. All of them were great!
My favorite things to cook
Anything and everything. We love all kinds of ethnic food from Polish to Lebanese. The city I live in has the largest Arabic population in the U.S. so we definately love hommous, shish tawook, chicken shwarma, and fattoush. We are a meat & potatoes type of family, never having dinner without a meat, couple sides, and a dessert too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We love a good steak, usually have it on Friday night (pay day) but my heritage is German. I make a great pork roast w/sauerkraut but that is about as German as I get.
My cooking triumphs
Awesome Beef Stroganoff recipe that I have experimented with over time. I'd submit it to AR but have no idea on exact measurements of the ingredients since I just put in more or less of what I have on hand or what tastes better that day!
My cooking tragedies
Hollandaise sauce! It was really, really bad! Too much lemon and thin like water, uggg.