I love cooking from scratch! However, I am not opposed to whipping up a few quick and easy meals during the busy work week...
I started learning how to cook at the tender age of 10 - when my parents divorced and dad had custody. He only knew how to cook two things: meatloaf or (Americanized) goulash! If we weren't having one, we were having the other...
After my siblings and I had to endure this for several weeks, I took it upon myself to learn how to cook. I burnt a few meals in the learning process, but these days when I host a dinner party or holiday meal, I usually have a 100% positive RSVP's.
My favorite things to cook
Roasted chicken, grilled steaks, pasta dishes, one-pot meals
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandma's cream gravy, Grandpa's "scrambled" eggs
My cooking triumphs
Oxtail stew with portabello mushrooms, homemade pumpkin pie (friend from Phoenix, AZ always requests this), cream of potato soup (friend from OK always requests this), BBQ brisket
My cooking tragedies
Way too much onion in a homemade spaghetti sauce :(