My husband and I live in suburban Chicago. He and I both love to cook. When we started dating, I barely got by making easy mac! Little by little though, I began cooking with him and now it is one of my favorite hobbies. It's come to the point where I've pretty much taken over the kitchen, which is fine by me. I find cooking/baking to be a stress reliever...especially when accompanied with a nice glass of wine :)
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new things so I'm constantly searching for new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my husband and I cook together it is usually pork, chicken, or steak on the gril (his department!) plus roasted red potatoes and asparagus, green beans or corn. We take our time and enjoy our evening together.
My cooking triumphs
My father in law is diabetic so last Christmas I searched for a dessert recipe I could make that he could enjoy. I found a bread pudding with whiskey sauce recipe and tried it out. Unfortunately I decided to make this in the evening on Christmas Eve and by that time all the grocery stores were closed. My husband saw a pizza place was still open and was able to get a few rolls of french bread from them. The bread pudding turned out to be a huge hit - everyone loved it and I've been asked to make it a holiday tradition! :)
My cooking tragedies
I cannot cook breaded anything in a pan on the stove. For some reason, it just never works for me. To be honest, I havent spent much time figuring out what I'm doing wrong. I keep trying it though! Dont ask me why...maybe I think one of these times it will just magically turn out. HA! Jokes always on me. Always ends up a disaster - I get frustrated and it takes me forever to clean all mess left in my pan! Ugh