I have just become an emptynester and have found that I really enjoy cooking again. So easy to cook for two and have leftovers to enjoy another day. No one complaining that they don't like what we are having (hubby better not complain...) Love them and I miss the kids - but life is a little less complicated with them away. One out of college and supporting herself, the other finishing up his junior year at UVA. We love to travel, love trying new foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, but am trying to do less of it. There really aren't too many things that I don't like. Anything the kids weren't sure about growing up, we fondly named "mommy slop" - usually something in a sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Threatening to cook fish sticks when I wanted to go out to dinner.
Finding recipes that everyone liked that we could add to our "mommy slop" repetoire.
My cooking triumphs
My husband loves key lime pie and I finally have a recipe that he considers the best. My creme de menthe brownies are always requested at pot lucks and by the family.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made brownies the recipe said mix by hand....( now I was only about 6 years old) my mom came in to find me elbow deep in eggs and chocolate.