After revising my eating habits to consist of whole grains and reduced sugar, I realized just how much junk is out there in the world and cooking things yourself helps minimize the strange chemicals that are everywhere in our daily food. Learning how to cook more has been a natural progression from gaining healthier eating habits.
My favorite things to cook
Yeast breads. There's something so rewarding about getting a perfect loaf of bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving the past 3 years and that has been a blast and a huge learning experience. We still haven't perfected much, but it's a good time.
My cooking triumphs
My father told me that I should go into business selling my breads. That was pretty great. And anytime my husband tells me that a new recipe is a "keeper", that's a good feeling as well.
My cooking tragedies
I made a vegan pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with tofu and sweetened with fruit juice. I liked it, but nobody else did and the recipe made 2 pies and there was no way I could eat two whole pies myself. So unfortunately a lot of pie ended up in the disposal.