I am a 50 something Muslim American of African descent. I hail from thee great city of Newark, NJ. I moved to Maryland in 1985 with my former employer. I am married, with two adult daughters (Habibah (36 & Muhsinah 34). I also have two wonderful grandsons, Daniel (4 yrs & Douglas 20 mos). I love my family and enjoy spending quality time with them.
My favorite things to cook
I really like to cook feel good types of food. You know the kind that are not really healthy or good for you, but still...I just love making that not so good for you stuff!
I also have come to enjoy cooking healthier and more nutritious food that taste good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmmm... I'd have to say that would be anything that I've observed the elders prepare over the years. Typical stuff...cornbread stuffing, potato salad, etc.
Mostly, I really enjoy cooking with my daughters and my niece Renelle....sharing recipes....brainstorming on new ideas...blending with the old.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know that I really have any.
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm...although it worked out..the first time I prepared the turkey for Thanksgiving when my mom was sick....I left the gizzards and stuff inside the cavity! Nobody told me you had to really wash the inside and dig deep!