I am a 40-something RN, married to a sweet husband who loves my cooking, and have 2 grown children. I am mostly a self-taught cook, so it has taken me a long time to become confident in my cooking abilities, with much trial and error. I used to cook just because it was my job as the mom, but now I love it and am constantly reading cookbooks and magazines to get more ideas and learn new skills.
My favorite things to cook
I have always loved to bake, especially cakes, cookies, and fruity desserts. Being very health conscious, I am always tweaking these recipes to try and make them a bit healthier, without destroying the taste or texture. I also love to cook dinner for my family, especially when I have the time to cook from scratch, rather than using convenience foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since my children were little, I have always made breakfast on Sunday mornings, usually involving pancakes, waffles, or muffins. I also love making a special birthday cake for each member of the family on their special day.
My cooking triumphs
I made a yummy birthday cake for my hubby in the shape of a guitar. Since he's a musician and adores his Taylor guitar, he was thrilled!
My cooking tragedies
There are a few disasters to choose from, but the best one was when I was around college age and made several family members some homemade quick breads for the holidays. Unfortunately, I put in some raw sunflower seeds which turned green after baking, and I think some may have even sprouted!