I love to try new recipes. As a beginner cook, I've discovered some basic rules: 1) Find a good recipe. 2) Follow the recipe. 3) Don't burn it. 4) If it still doesn't turn out, refer to steps 1, 2, and 3. Thanks to Allrecipes with reviewers comments, I feel like I can be successful just about every time I cook.
My favorite things to cook
crock pot cooking, breads, and cooking from scratch (as opposed to cooking from cans and boxes.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving day pie--everyone brings a pie, plus another in case someone else forgot to bring one.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make food taste good without butter, shortening, sour cream, or cheese.