I'm a horrendously lazy cook.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love using a slow cooker. I'm productive in the morning, not at 5 p.m., so anything I can prepare in the morning is great!
I also love frozen, ready to bake chicken breasts. I just sprinkle them with some seasonings and bake them. They're delicious(and healthy)!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom used to make homemade whole wheat bread and I would love to start doing that, too. I just know that I'd mess it up, though. But it is a tradition that I really want to continue for my daughters.
My cooking triumphs
I accidentally cooked a turkey upside down one year for Thanksgiving and it was delicious!
Note that my only triumph was because of a potential tragedy. That's how things go in my kitchen! :)
I have come across some great recipes on this site, though, and with some tweaking they have become family favorites that even my 1-year-old and 3-year-old will eat. That's a triumph for me!
My cooking tragedies
I made a gross stuffing for Thanksgiving that no one ate.
I made salty cookies.
I made cookies with no sugar (accidentally).
I tried to make homemade calzones and the dough never rose. I haven't used yeast since that experience because I'm sure it was user error.
On more than one occasion I've cooked an entire dinner only to throw it out and get McDonald's.
My sister and I made a beautiful apple pie once. As we ate it, we realized something was wrong. Apparently we forgot to bake it for the remaining 45 minutes or so. (sigh)