I am a married working mom of two great kids. I also work with special education kids. I love to cook with them and to teach them how to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes. Allrecipes is the best site on the internet. I love to cook "theme" meals. I pick a holiday, search it on the internet and make it with my family or my students.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom taught me how to cook. I started cooking very young. I started off baking cookies and worked into making dinners. Family tradition recipes include, "Chicken Divan", "Apple Confections", "Peanut Butter Blossoms" and many more. I inherited my love for cooking from my mom, she loves to collect cookbooks and magazine clipped recipes.
My cooking triumphs
Recently I had the opportunity to cook Easter dinner for the church choir. There were 40+ people. The main dish was from allrecipes, called "Merwin's Chicken Marsala". I served it with Garlic Roasted Smashed Potatoes, roasted green beans, garlic bread and salad. I also made a Raspberry Chocolate Cake and a family favorite Berry Supreme.
It went so well, one woman asked me to come to her home and cook for her. I have recently been asked to cater my best friends' wedding. We'll see.
My cooking tragedies
I guess my family remembers my homemade biscuits the most. I used baking soda instead of baking powder. They tasted like baking soda toothpaste. Yucky! I am famous for not setting times and burning Garlic bread and cookies.