I am currently a housewife and an expectant mom. I can't say I've done too much cooking in the past 6 months or so because of the food aversions that come with pregnancy, but I've been a late night meal cooker for the past 3 years now. I hadn't really learned too cook before I got married, but apparently watched my mom and grandmother enough to be pretty good at it without too much practice. My abilities have been helped along by a brief stint as a line cook. (And it's oh so nice to know restaurants secret recipes) =)
My favorite things to cook
Stuffed cornish game hens, lemon herb chicken, steaks (rare - medium rare, not too much seasoning... after all the best part of a good steak is the flavor of the meat itself, manicotti.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are making pierogis. I'm terrible at it (they always fall apart on me), but someday I'll get it right. Hopefully before my grandmother passes or I'm in real trouble for a mentor. Also, mushroom soup... it's usually a Chritmas tradition for our family, but it's definitely one of my year round favorites.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner! The first year we had Thanksgiving dinner at our house was amazing. I was in charge of the turkey, stuffing and home made cranberry sauce. I will pause and say that I really hate turkey, however my whole family told me it was the best turkey they'd ever had. I used my family's stuffing recipe, which tasted just like grandma and mom always made. I switch my cranberry sauce recipe every year, but it always turns out really yummy.
My cooking tragedies
Before moving out on our own, I made salmon at my husband's (who was just my fiance at the time) house. He told me it was delicious. I can't really judge too much... mine turned out a little gross. We were sitting down to eat and I jarred the table a little too much. It knocked my drink over... cherry koolade. Really ruined my day. =( But then again, as long as Rob enjoyed it, I suppose I can be happy.