I would LOVE to have my own cooking show, using all the appliances and gadgets that people buy to save time and money but use once or twice and then hide in a cupboard to collect dust. Let's dig out that slow cooker and that countertop grill and that rice steamer and really learn how to make the most of them with easy, idiot-proof recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with intense flavors that I can whip together. It must taste "gourmet" even if it's straight out of the slow cooker!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking bread (though I cheat and use my bread machine on the 'dough' setting). I prefer to cook from scratch; I rarely cook from boxes or cans, except for pasta or beans or cream soup, unless I'm feeling VERY industrious, and then I'll roll my own pasta or soak my own dried beans. My one constant concession to the ready-made world is pie crust. My world would end without ready-made pie crust.
My cooking triumphs
My husband loves my cooking!
My cooking tragedies
I cannot make a decent scratch pie crust to save my soul.