Historically, I've had an aversion to cooking. I did it because my family needed to eat, and I loved them. I've always tried to keep the meals healthy, and balanced, but never enjoyed the job. I've prayed for years that the LORD would help me to get the meals on time and yummy, and that I would learn to enjoy feeding my family. Well, a couple of years ago it finally happened. In 2003 I began using the Allrecipes site which helped me to learn to tailor recipes to our specific needs. Then - I discovered Rachel Ray cookbooks in our local library and found her recipes to be easy to follow - healthy, and (usually) not extravagant. I felt like a gourmet cook! I don't always cook like that now, but with the help of this site I am usually happy with the meals I am serving my family, and I actually enjoy planning them and preparing them.
My favorite things to cook
I love to use fresh ingredients and herbs, but try to keep things pretty simple and inexpensive.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Don't really have any.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to enjoy cooking.