I live in CA w/ my husband and beautiful 5 year old daughter. I work full-time and we are very active. So I usually don't have a lot of time to cook. Therefore I always look for easy and healthy things to serve. I wouldn't say I love to cook, but I do it because I'm rather particular about what we eat in our house and I like to know everything that goes into our food. The worst thing about cooking.....THE DISHES!!! UGH!
My favorite things to cook
I really like to bake! The bad part is having all the treats in the house though. So I always bake a lot then give it all away to friends, family, and neighbors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
hhhmmm I don't really have any I don't think. At least I can't recall any of them at the moment. My mom didn't cook much and until the last 5 or so years I stayed as far away from the kitchen as possible.
My cooking triumphs
Let's see....I have a lot actually. Anytime I make something edible, it's a triumph...lol J/K.
I'd have to say my biggest triumphs are always hosting parties. I LOVE organizing all the dishes and making everything myself. My parties always turn out great!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made deviled eggs I could not figure out why every time I put the eggs in the water to boil they blew apart. I had to call my friend and ask her.....low and behold, you put the eggs in the water first, THEN you boil the water!! HAHA Go figure! That was about...6 years ago and I still hear today about how "Shantel had to call me to find out how to boil eggs!"