My favorite thing is looking at cooking books. Seeing all the wonderful receipes I could make. The downside is that I am not a natural or good cook. When I start cooking, the kitchen is a mess as I use every pan, pot, bowl available. If a receipe calls for an ingredient I don't have, off to the grocery store I go. I can't imagine what to use in it's place. Many of my meals, my family has given the polite "It's Ok" and from the sight of them trying to swallow, I know it's not good. Thankfully, I married a man who is a wonderful cook, bbq'er who steps up in the kitchen department.
My favorite things to cook
Slow Cooked Pot roast in the crock pot. Meat is so tender and tasty and it was a snap to make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family has a mean cheeseball receipe that is our signature at every holiday gathering.
My cooking tragedies
I was cooking pork chops and did not have any Shake n Bake. So I used Lipton dry Onion soup mix and saltines as a coating. Ick, It was so salty and dry, just plain unedible. Maybe it was that meal that my imagination was stored away forever.