I'm a nurse, married with a dog, no kids. I have a big extended family. I think my cooking is OK but I get lots of compliments. My husband said he thinks I'm an expert but I just cook to have dinner after work and so have fun. My siblings also love to cook so it's fun to learn from each other and come up with new ideas. I also have a Certificate in Genealogical Studies and am a member of The Mayflower Society.
My favorite things to cook
Baking, Mexican food, comfort food. I like to perfect dishes that I like and keep working at it until I'm satisfied. Right now I'm working on trying to get a really good homemade, dense, moist cake. The best one I ever had was my wedding cake but that bakery is now out of business. :( I'd like to try smoking meat and working on BBQ this summer so I guess I need to get a smoker first!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Typical, nothing out of the ordinary.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving Turkey, Cassoulet, a wedding cake- two tiered for my sisters wedding, Chicken Vesuvio, Apple Pie, Crimson Pie, Chocolate Blackout Cake.
My cooking tragedies