I LOVE TO EAT!!!All kinds of different foods. And don't get me started on baked goods. I love to cook also, but I like to bake mostly. Alas, don't do this too often, unless I want to put on weight. I hate that.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is soup. We have them all winter here in Oregon.I have about 20 recipes and am always looking for more. I make a couple at the beginning of the week and hubby and I alternate and eat them all week. This way I'm not cooking Monday thru Thursday. Friday night is pizza. And yes, I make that from scratch too. Had to omit the homemade bread with soup. We were getting roly poly in the middle. Short people (mostly me) can't do carbs. There is no room to store it. Not even for the winter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family's favorite cooking tradition is Spaghetti!!! It is made every Saturday night (previously Friday night)and when my daughters were in school, their friends would come by and partake. My oldest graduated in 2000 and her friends from high school still come by to have spaghetti night.
Althouth I use store bought ingredients, I do "doctor" it up with good wine, homegrown tomatoes and lots of good spices. My Family loves it. We have garlic bread too. I have a great way of making this too. We call it Natty bread, as my daughter showed me a great recipe. By the way, she went to culinary school. Must run in the family. My side.
My cooking triumphs
Just about any recipe that is new is considered a cooking triumph. Especially if it comes out good. But my perfect recipe is Turkey for Thanksgiving. I make the best Turkey if I say so myself. It's my grandmothers recipe and it NEVER fails me. Even after the turkey has set out for 1/2 hour resting, when you cut into it, the juices spill out. My husband is always AMAZED! Of course he is always amazed when food is put in front of him. Go figure.
My cooking tragedies
I don't have any cooking tragedies that I can think of. Except when I try a new one and it is not very good. But that's not my fault. Hee-hee.