I have two small children and teach full-time, so my time in the kitchen is ME time. I cook to relax, unwind, and have some quiet time. I love to try new recipes and find myself perusing allrecipes.com almost daily. Thanks to all those folks who've posted some of our family's favorites! I've tried literally hundreds of recipes from this site!
My favorite things to cook
Seafood, pasta, casseroles, Italian, Indian, marinades and sauces are all favorites of mine. I love to bake, but try to watch my carbs so I don't bake as often as I'd like to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking and decorating cut-out cookies is one of my all-time favorites. I loved it as a child and love it as a mom!
My cooking triumphs
Making an entire Thanksgiving Day dinner for a large family group, usually recipes primarily from this site. Everyone said it was one of the best meals they'd ever eaten. I also pride myself on cooking with a lot of fresh produce I've grown and harvested myself. Nothing tastes better than homegrown!
My cooking tragedies
Nothing serious - I've put tons of ingredients in the crockpot then forgotten to turn it on, so when I return home at the end of the workday expecting the SMELL, I'm sorely disappointed as I have to throw out all the ruined food!