I've really only started cooking on a consistant basis since I've been married. My mother, who is a wonderful cook, did the majority of the cooking when I lived at home. Since my husband is a Type I Diabetic, I have tried to find low carb, sugar-free and heart healthy recipes. Of course, I still crave comfort food, which is difficult to make health and maintain the flavor. I enjoy trying new recipes. Now I'd like to find healthy recipes that my 2 picky-eater grandsons will eat without a fuss.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy finding nutritious, tasty fun meals to cook. I like to take dishes to share at work, reunions, etc. The ones that get rave reviews become favorites in my book!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our only food traditions are hot dogs and lemonade for Independence Day and turkey with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything that looks and tastes good as a triumph. Thankfully, I've had many triumphs under that definition. I guess the biggest triumph at this point was my mother asking for one of MY recipes. ;)
My cooking tragedies
When I 1st got married, the stove in our house was in terrible condition. I didn't know at the time that the oven was running at least 25 degrees F above the setting selected. So needless to say, some of my 1st baked goods were less than great. They would be totally browned on the outside and still be gooey on the inside. Then more recently I was trying to bake some muffins for a sunday school brunch. I added a few extra ingredients to enhance the muffins a bit and in the process forgot to put the baking powder and baking soda in them. They were pretty solid muffins, indeed!