I'm a work-from-my-home Wife/Mom. I home schooled our 3 sons. My husband and I are in the ministry; presently in Ireland. I grew up "on the farm" and have a Mom who unknowingly taught me LOTS about cooking! Once we moved to Ireland, my cooking knowledge broadened immensely! I love having the best of both sides of the "big pond" in my cooking "trouseau"!
My favorite things to cook
Slow cooker meals; vegetarian; almost ANYTHING. But I HATE "frying"!!! I avoid it at all cost--both for health reasons and mess! I'm a "neatnik" to the bone!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meal favorites; birthday favorites. Homemade pizza, wacky cake, anything VEG, and lots of NEW things! I LOVE trying new recipes! (It's like sight-reading a new piece of piano music. Great joy to me!)
My cooking triumphs
Cream puffs; making "something nice" out of whatever is "on hand"; pizza; grilled aubergine; I'm great with experimenting. Just have a sense of what will "work".
My cooking tragedies
I burned a roast once. Church went extra long and it was in oven. Had first-time guests coming, too! So, I gave them a choice: burnt roast or burnt roast. We all chose "burnt roast" and survived. As a cook, ALWAYS learn to "laugh" at your mistakes; just don't make the same one TWICE!