The love of cooking runs in my family, and we all love to share try new recipes. My sister lives close by, so every time we each try a new recipe, we take some to the other so they can try it too!
My favorite things to cook
I love to try anything new, and I am just now getting in to experimenting with grilling different things. I LOVE to make appetizers, I would rather cook a bunch of different appetizers than cook a whole meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each Christmas, my in-laws come to our house either on Christmas or Christmas Eve, and I cook a fancy dinner, usually steaks, and I make a whole bunch of appetizers to munch on while opening presents, such as Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Rangoon, Sausage Balls, Asiago Cheese Dip w/ Crostini. On Christmas morning I make Breakfast Casserole Homeade Sticky buns. When we do Christmas with my parents, we all chip in make a bunch of different appetizers have those as our meal.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say I triumped over making ribs last summer....it takes a few times to get them "just right" but I finally mastered it my family loves them! Also, making anything w/ yeast, for years I was too nervous to make anything w/ yeast, and now I do it all the time!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school, my best friend I were at my house got hungry for tator tots, so I went to get my mom's Fry Daddy from the top of the fridge I tilted it not knowing it was FULL of oil, and needless to say I ended up drenched with oil so did the carpet........I had one VERY angry mother who reminds me of it to this day! Also when my hubby I were dating I thought I would make him some Raspberry Iced tea, I was making it on a gas stove caught the tea bags on fire....this was the day after our first date, so I am lucky I didn't scare him off!