My favorite things to cook
I grew up eating the same things every week, so I like to find and try new recipes all the time. My husband and I will eat almost anything, so I'm always trying new dishes or new ways to prepare old staples. I do not like spicy food, but I will make spicy dishes - and just omit the spicey ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to bake - there is just something about your entire house smelling like a yummy dessert. Also, I have found a new love of my crock pot. I have what I call "Crock Pot Tuesdays." So, I use the crock pot every Tuesday - naturally. Growing up, we always ate out on Friday, so I like the idea of having a "day" where you can look forward to a certain dish. Or a dish made a certain way.
My cooking tragedies
My husband says I use the smoke detector as a timer. It's true. I burn stuff a lot because I don't stay focused on just cooking - I'm doing 20 other things. I'm trying to change that!