Army wife, mother of two picky eaters. I've started a healthier lifestyle, and in an attempt to stick to this, I'm trying foods that I never would have, eating more organic and fresh foods, and still attempting to appease the army DH (who doesn't eat anything white) and picky eaters.
My favorite things to cook
My favourite things to cook are for the most part anything Mexican, because its my favourite thing to eat. I love tacos, enchiladas, chorizo, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love Christmas time. My mom and I would bake dozens and dozens of cookies for friend's and neighbors (even the mailman a few times) a few weeks before Christmas. On Christmas Eve we would help my step-grandma make a bunch of appetizers (including my mom's famous Swedish meatballs) and have a party with my step-dad's side of the family and friends, which I miss now that we don't do this any more.
My cooking triumphs
I took culinary arts in high school because I figured that some day I would need to know how to cook for my family. It turned out that I was the best in my class (no joke, I set the curve and my teacher wanted me to go to be a chef). Over the years, I've considered and reconsidered my decision not to go to cooking school. I'm still not sure it was the best choice, but there is always time. I still might.
My cooking tragedies
I have yet to make a good chicken dumpling soup. I know that its not hard, I just can't keep the dumplings from being cooked on the outside and dough on the inside. I'll get it someday.
I also can't bake bread to save my life. I've since invested in a bread machine and love trying out new bread recipes. I'm a carb addict!