I'm a writing/literature teacher who became a mother-of-twins-stay-at-home-mom who went back to work after they entered 1st grade. I quit again after 5 years of teaching in order to get back to spending more time with my family and continuing family traditions that were being left behind because of my work.
My favorite things to cook
Grilled fresh garden herbed Rack of Lamb or Leg of Lamb; Swiss Fondue with beef, pork tenderloin, shrimp, and five "family traditions" dipping sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swiss fondue, rack of lamb, leg of lamb, homemade caramels for Christmas, Christmas cookies
My cooking triumphs
All of the above
My cooking tragedies
Frosting a cake! Update 11/10/04: I've gotten better with the frosting, and I'll never use that pre-made junk they sell in the store again! Latest tragedy last week: I thought I was baking my potatoes on "convection" in our convection oven/microwave. After 30 minutes, I checked them and discovered that they were cooked to DEATH. I realized that I had actually been nuking them on high for 30 minutes. Woops...my bad!