I am a 30-something mom of two, and I love to cook because I love to eat. My kids, 6 and 8, have pretty good eating habits and are willing to try new things, so I get to play and experiment in the kitchen quite a bit. I'm working on my kitchen equipment collection and am in love with a new saute pan I just got--it's got 2 handles instead of one long one! I can't believe how beautifully it cooks. Next, I'm looking for the perfect sharp knife.
My favorite things to cook
I'll try just about anything, and I'm really into healthy stuff that tastes good. (This means I get LOTS of flops.) I'm just exploring the low-carb after happily finding that it helps me drop a few pounds when I'm watching it. That said, I'm also a sugar addict and have an affinity for cookies and anything caramel-covered. I'm good baker because of it. (Anyone see a problem here?)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make homemade candy and caramelcorn for gifts at Christmas. My mom started it when she was broke in the 70's. I'm usually broke, so...
My cooking triumphs
Killer mac n' cheese, honed from many, many tested recipes. A really good chili, but it's never the same twice. Delicious smoothies and other blender drinks. (Is that really "cooking"?) Hopefully, scrumptious candy, or I'll have to find a different gift. (See above.)
My cooking tragedies
I've made some of the worst food ever cooked. My family would concur.