I am a busy mom of 2 girls. I LOVE to cook, and try new things! I love to travel, and try new foods from different regions! I have been cooking for over 20 years now, and am very comfortable in the kitchen. I think that's where we all tend to congregate anyway!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are probably casseroles and roasts. I can experiment, yet not really worry about the end results! They usually freeze well, and are quick and easy for the most part. Which is good for a hectic lifestyle.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I would say that a favorite cooking tradition is that on everyone's birthday, they get to pick what they want served for dinner. No matter how hard or easy, I will make it, because it's thier special day!
My cooking triumphs
I would say that my best cooking triumph would be in what I didn't make at all! Well, here's the story.... I bake alot, which includes brownies, fudge, cakes, etc.... One day, I brought home a store bought pan of fudge from the bakery. (Short on time) My daughter, who was 4, had a piece, and almost immediately made a sour face. She ran over to me, and told me that MY fudge, (not this store kind) tasted "more better"!!! I nearly broke into tears! Out of the mouth of babes!
My cooking tragedies
I've had a few over the years.... well, more than a few. From overflowing cupcakes, to burnt chicken, to horrible experiments. Over the last 30 years, I have had too many to count. But each tragedy comes with a lesson, and some I repeat, and most I don't! It's all about trial and error!