I am a newlywed in the Northwest Ohio area. I am an Admissions Rep, and am always looking for recipes I can make ahead, or prepare in a slow cooker, as work a lot of evenings, and can't start a meal when I get home. We have a Cavalier puppy named Clark Gable. This website is the greatest thing ever! As I explained to my husband when we were dating...it's not that I "can't" cook, it's that I'm rather unimaginative when it comes to recipes, so thanks to this website, I have TONS of ideas!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. Cookies, cakes, pies. I would much rather bake than cook. I think it's because I have such strong childhood memories of baking with my mom. It was so much more fun than cooking dinner. Plus, people get really excited over baked treats! I will, however, eat pretty much anythig if it is served with pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies at Christmas time is a big one. Everyone had their own special cookie that they made: butter cookies, sugar cookies, foldovers, these "new york" cookies my grandma made. Thanksgiving is the other big food holiday. I think we all make the same stuff every year, but that's the way our family likes it.
My cooking triumphs
Actually, this was recently. I made biscuits and gravy from scratch using a recipe on this site. My best friend told me how easy it was to make your own sausage gravy, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was awesome, and even though it really was rediculously easy, I was really proud of myself that I made gravy "from scratch".
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had a MAJOR screw up...yet. I feel like I failed when I try something, and I know my husband doesn't like it. If I don't like I don't mind as much, but I kind of take it personally if he doesn't like something.