I have a nine-year-old daughter whose tastes are always changing: One week, it's meat, the next week it's meat, the week after... meat! Okay, maybe "changing" isn't the right word for it, but she does keep me looking for new ways to feed her in a healthy (and possibly quick) way! I also have a boyfriend who thinks that almost anything I make is divine.. Clearly, love is not only blind but also lacking in tastebuds!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE TO BAKE!! It's been my pleasure since I was a pre-teen, and I've been getting better... I hope.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies with my father when I was a child. He still lives near Edmonton (as does the rest of my side of the family), but I'm hoping that maybe one day my daughter can bake with him as I did when I was her age.
Too bad for that international border and 18-hour drive to get there...
My cooking triumphs
Hmm. I make a pretty good pie crust. Anything baked is likely to turn out well... I think making homemade pierogies without any assistance except a copy of 'The Ukranian Daughter's Cookbook' from Alberta. Pierogies are hard to find in Idaho, so making them from scratch became sort of a necessity... But they turned out pretty darned good!
My cooking tragedies
Anything meat. I do seem to be improving, but I like my meat so cooked that you can't tell it was once alive...