Have enjoyed cooking, was looking for a recipe one day (cannot remember the recipe), visited this site, and signed up for the newsletter. Have been in here a few times and like the format, and will enjoy participating with the rest of you folks.
My favorite things to cook
The chemicals, additives, and other "junk" that is in some of the excellent tasting pre-prepared foods scare me. Fast food tastes good enough. Yet, my favourite things to cook are good tasting, healthy foods... that the ingredients are good for fueling my body. Am certain about the ingredients because... I... am the person that put them there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dad always enjoyed a nice steak, spuds, and a veggie. Ma always enjoyed steaks too... her favourite was fon doo stuff. Granny and Granpa liked Sunday dinner roast beef. Granny and Granpa on the other side... had a farm and grew there own meat and veggies. (know the old secrets for canning stuff)
My cooking triumphs
Am certain of this: my first pie crust that worked.
My cooking tragedies
It still tasted great. Going out and picking fruit all day and getting a good night's rest. The next day... taking the best 6-8 lemons for a pie filling and everything is sorted properly. And the pie crust turns out poorly.