I cook for many reasons: out of necessity (we gotta eat!), to save money(restaurants really add up) but also because I enjoy putting a good meal on the table that my family enjoys. I believe in having a family dinner as often as possible, which in our case is most nights. This site has been truly a god-send to me....I love trying new things, I love being able to search for recipes based upon ingredients I have on hand, and I love the collaboration between cooks, as reflected in the reviews each recipe receives. Just a wonderful resource which makes my life a bit easier.
My favorite things to cook
I have a wicked sweet tooth, so my favorite things are brownies, pies, cookies, breads, etc. I guess if I could spend my life eating three meals a day of these things, it would make me pretty happy. And fat. That's why I try not to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making, and decorating, Christmas cookies with my kids and neighbors. I also love making Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends.
My cooking triumphs
A triumph can happen on any average day. When my husband AND my boys say they love what I've made for dinner and ask for more, that's a triumph for me. I try to bask in it!
My cooking tragedies
Nothing terribly tragic stands out, although tragedy to me is throwing away something that I've made that no one will finish up the leftovers of (I try to compost it if I can :).