I am a 34 year old Housewife/Foodie, I am hooked on cooking, most of the time I cook a lot of wild meats, but started out my cooking time with the ever faithful Joy of Cooking. I am considering this year diving into Julia Child's books! I have 3 kids under the age of 13 and a Bricklayer husband! So we are healthy eaters. I love this website, I have actually spent time just skimming through recipes for fun!
My favorite things to cook
I love the BBQ, it's my fav. But I also really enjoy a great roast whether it be Beef, Deer, Moose, or Pork. I make an awesome turkey, and have been experimenting with stuffing recipes!! lol!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pretty old school, I've been learning over the last 2 years from my mom, about canning, pickling, and we've just recently tried a really old recipe for Christmas Pudding, that even she hadn't tried. We don't have an authentic race of cooking, as my mom cooked everything and tried lots of new things! I like everything!
My cooking triumphs
My Turkey dinner is great, I've managed to get all my timing done and I brine it overnight, cook it breast down. It's a thing of beauty. I love my Latin Roasted Pork Shoulder, although I've heard from weaker stomachs, that it can be a little too hot. I also finally mastered a hollandaise sauce that actually tasted good. Um...I don't know...lots of little things along the way for sure!
My cooking tragedies
Pot roasts, I'm not sure if it's just because I don't really like them but it seems that I cannot produce one that is not overly drab. I mean it's just meat, and veggies, I just can't come up with a great mingling of flavours. Also can't do bread, it's something I just haven't needed to do, we have a great bakery near by, I feel I should leave it to the professionals.