I love to cook and especially enjoy trying new recipes. I watch the Food Network every weekend looking for shortcuts, new recipes, techniques, etc. I love your site as I can usally find a recipe for any ingredient I may have on hand.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups and stews. Homemade chicken noodle is still my favorite. I have branched out to include chicken tortilla and brocolli cheese soups as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Preparing a breakfast casserole Christmas Eve and having an easy Christmas breakfast has been a tradition of ours for over 20 years. Orange juice, fresh coffee, bagels with cream cheese and fruit are always on the table every December 25th morning. I can't wait until I have grandchildren to share this tradition with each year.
My cooking triumphs
I have always been the only one to fix the holiday dinners for my family. I was so proud that first Thanksgiving when everything turned out great and it was all up to me.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married I made a Szechwan shrimp dish that was served over rice. I love spicy food so I figured I'd add more than the recipe called for because it didn't seem spicy enough. My poor husband nearly choked on the "hot" shrimp and I couldn't even finish one bite.