I am very happily married, and have been cooking for many years. I started cooking very low fat recipes in the beginning as my hubby had high cholesterol. Over the years the low fat recipes went out the window. Now it is low carb & high healthy fat etc. etc. Boy how times change.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook a good steak, and chicken. I have a great recipe for BBQ brisket, which I should submit. Mexican, Italian, Jewish. I love to try new vegetables recipes, and by the time I finish my dinner, deserts are the last on my things to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I sometimes make breakfast for dinner. Poached eggs, biscuits w/ sausage gravy, hash browns & a good smoked bacon. Not often but about once a month.
My favorite is at Hanukkkah, I make a dinner for about 60 to 70 people. Fried Turkeys, BBQ brisket, spinach madeline, Sweet potatoes with marshmallows, Homemade sausage stuffing with lots of vegetables, and always noodle pudding and Potato Kugel. Deserts are always homemade pumpkin, apple and pecan pies.
My cooking triumphs
Just before my hubby and I got married, we celebrated Passover. I wanted to feel a part of my hubby's beautiful religion. I decided to make the passover Sedar. Not knowing what to do I went to the local grocery store to shop for everything, and found a children's haggadah. It gave me very simple recipes that a child could make, and also how to do the Sedar plate, which is a major part of the whole ceremony. I found recipes that I had from a local temple, and worked for 3 days to prepare a great meal. With 18 people coming that night, the house really had to be ready. I was really very nervous. Everything turned out so beautifully. That made my year.
My cooking tragedies
I decided one time to make chicken croquettes for dinner and worked all day in the kitchen grinding the chicken etc. I was a beginner cook and followed the recipe to the T. Well to make a long story short they turned out pretty bad. (What happened ?? when my mom made them they were excellent) I looked up at my husband and said well where do you want to go to dinner now ?. The kids looked and me and said Hey did you forget something what about us ?