I am a married mother of 2 grown boys and 2 grandkids. I live in Sweden and they live in Iowa. I am handicapped, so now I have lots of time to play with cooking. I am having so much fun, even when things flop. :)
My favorite things to cook
I like healthy things with lots of whole grains and legumes and sweet potatoes. My husband gets tired of healthy so once in awhile I will make him a down home Iowa meal, meat, potatoes, gravy, the works. Then he tells me that I can stay. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I used to love holidays with my whole family back in Iowa and I would cook up a storm! Now we have few traditions with just us two, but anniversaries and holidays are always special, and usually a new recipe is tried.
My cooking triumphs
My first time cooking my husband's favorite dish (he is from Holland) haché with cooked red cabbage. He loved it and said it was better than his mothers. I did not believe him for a second, but it made me happy.
My cooking tragedies
Where do I begin? The one I remember the most is when I was a kid and tried to make filled cupcakes. They were so bad the dog would not eat them! I threw them away, and still have not tried them again... maybe someday.