I love to experiment when cooking and pretend I'm on Top Chef or Next Food Network Star. I will not cook for a party or potluck unless I have made the dish before so I am sure it's a winner.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking anything that is different and sounds gourmet. I also like to make healthier versions of not so healthy dishes for the family so we can still enjoy the food with little or no guilt.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are during the holidays. My grandfather is the best cook and used to make everything. Now that he's getting older we do more cooking but use his recipes with our own little twist and getting is approval is always an accomplishment.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I cook something new I have my family and friends try it. When my grandfather, a great cook, and my brother, also a great cook but very picky eater especially with healthy food, likes what I've made then those are my triumphs.
My cooking tragedies
The first thing that comes to mind was me making a pasta dish and using canned spinach instead of fresh spinach. It was so nasty it made my dish a disaster and I had to start all over.