I've been cooking for years but just recently have I really come to enjoy cooking and experiment with new recipes. I now love to try new things and enjoy cooking for friends and family and use fresh herbs. I even grown my own herbs and some vegetables that I use for cooking.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Comfort Foods, Asian and Chicken dishes. Anything with meat and potatoes is great but I also love stir fry recipes that use lots of fresh veggies and herbs. I've just begun experimenting with seafood recipes as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All holidays with my family are great but I guess I love Thanksgiving best. My sister and I share cooking duties for our small family of 11 and enjoy making the traditional turkey with all the trimming and trying out new recipes for side dishes and desserts.
My cooking triumphs
My most favorite cooking experience is when I grilled and made all the side dishes for a party of 30 and everything turned out fantastic and everyone asked for the recipes to take with them. My second best experience is when I cooked an entire breakfast with a scrambled egg and potato casserole, bacon, coffee and bagels on a little Smokey Joe charcoal grill at a rustic campsite.
My cooking tragedies
The worst cooking experience I had was when making garlic soup and pureeing the hot soup in the blender it expanded and exploded out of the blender all over the stove, walls, ceiling and me!