I am very much into healthy cooking and baking. Since my husband had a heart attack, I am into turning so many common unhealthy recipes into extremely healthy recipes. And that goes for everything. Now there are some foods that we just don't eat. For instance, pork, most beef, all processed meats and some baked goods such as doughnuts. Also, anything with hydrogenated oils (very, very bad for you). I can take most any baked item and substitute the butter, margarine and shortening, and use Smart Balance spread or canola/olive oil or apple sauce. I always use less sugar and when I feel the need to use some whole wheat flour to a baked recipe, I know I am making it even more healthy.
My favorite things to cook
Any main dish such as a casserole or quiche. I have an excellent recipe for an easy lasagne that does not require pre cooking the noodles. Buy using fat free ricotta cheese, egg beaters and eliminating all meat, the recipe is virtually fat free. It is delicious. I get rave reviews on it every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Adding LOTS of onions. They are so good for you.
My cooking triumphs
Any meal that my husband asks for seconds.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were first married, I made a fish recipe that called for milk. It quickly cooled down after taking it out of the oven. The more it cooled down, the worse it tasted. I have never made, nor will ever make a recipe again, that calls for fish and milk together.