I have learned from many good cooks in my family: my mom and dad, my grandpa, both grandmas... so I come by my love of cooking quite honestly. I am a SAHM mom to two preadolescent soccer players/musicians, graduate student, and wife. Our household is very busy so most times weekday meals are quick.
My favorite things to cook
We love mexican food and pasta dishes. These are perhaps my favorite things to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only thing I can think of right off the top of my head is chili. We eat a lot of chili and love to try new recipes.
My cooking triumphs
A beautiful chocolate cheesecake that had chocolate "leaves" on it.
My cooking tragedies
The first porkchops I ever made for my husband... who was so polite that he asked for seconds of the charred pieces of meat! God bless him!