My name is Nia, and I am a stay-at-home mom of a beautiful 5-year-old girl.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite ethnic cuisine is a tie between Mexican (I'm Southwest born and bred!) and Chinese. I also love to throw something in the slow cooker, or in the oven to roast; you can "forget" about it for hours and it tastes like you slaved all afternoon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our only real family traditions surround the winter holidays. On Thanksgiving, of course, we have turkey, and on New Year's Day we follow an old German tradition of eating pork and cabbage for good luck in the coming year. Usually Christmas dinner is either turkey or ham again, but I plan on making a roast beef dinner traditional, some year when I feel like hosting Christmas dinner that is, LOL!
My cooking triumphs
Even though Allrecipes wasn't interested in it (hmph!) I am famous among my family and friends for my chicken fajita recipe. My brother lives almost an hour away, but he will drive out to our house even on a weeknight if he finds out we're having fajitas.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had any major tragedies, I'm happy to say. I am probably the world's most disorganized cook, so I have had to learn to be quick on my feet in the kitchen.