My mother thought that I would have a family that would starve to death as I was growing up, I became an efficient cook, but got stuck in the Hum Drum repetitive recipes, I hated to cook, then I started looking for low fat recipes as my hubby and I improved our diets, I discovered AllRecipes, NOW I Love to cook, I make a new meal from here at least 2 times a week and the other 5 days are recipes that I have made before from Allrecipes, I don't even cook those old recipes anymore...LOVE this site/app.
My favorite things to cook
New desserts, slow cooker meals and quick meals. working mother of 2 teenage boys- I'm busy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gathering prior to Christmas and make sugar cookies. We fry turkeys now for Thanksgiving and Xmas. Meals are at our home.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to LOVE to cook, more adventurous with cooking, getting out of a chef/mom cooking rut
My cooking tragedies
making Jello as a teenager for my mother and her pulling it out for dinner and it didn't set so...jello flavor water was all over the kitchen floor-she was unhappy with me.
Made a German chocolate cake for a family gathering and misread instructions I thought it wanted
1-1/4 cup not 1 1/4- again I was 17, my grandpa-bless his heart at a piece with 2 glasses of milk to wash it down.