Married since 1993, husband is a diabetic so I have to create recipes low on sugar and carbs. Substituting Splenda for sugar allows him to have some of his favorites like pumpkin pie and cornbread. Also, because it is made from sugar, it browns, unlike when I use Sweet 'N Low.
My favorite things to cook
I would have to say Liver and Onions. My son-in-law and my other daughters boyfriend claimed not to like Liver, but, when I cook it, they come back for seconds like my husband. It just tickles me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother would always make a jello salad from raspberry jello, and add an orange, an apple and a cup of cranberries - all of which had been run through the grinder - to it. We all loved it.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking an entire Christmas dinner on the gas grill when the oven went out. I even cooked the pies on the grill.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make bread. It came out hard as a rock, did not raise and tasted terrible. My biscuits are the same way. That is why my husband makes the biscuits.