I am 30 years old and have 2 "children"--the 4 legged fuzzy kind! My dogs are Jack Russells--Juliet and Lily. I love ot cook band my mom hates to cook, I live a few minutes away so I often go to her house during the week to cook dinner for her. I get to experiment a lot since she has some odd allergies (no garlic, ginger, anything spicy and no tomato based sauces)...not easy but I'm finding things that are easy that she likes!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything. I don't eat pork or red meat and rarely eat any meat. Lately I've been in an asian and Thai phase so lots of homemade curries and peanut sauces!
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Thanksgiving I always went to my grandmother's (Jackie) house either the night before or early the morning of to help prepare the meal. One year when she broke her arm I was placed in charge of her squash casserole recipe and since she passed away in September '04 and making this recipe reminds me of her. My aunt is also teaching me how to make Jackie's creamed corn and gravy (not together)--those were always my favorites!
My cooking triumphs
Lots of things--I love making a dish that looks as if it came from a 4 or 5 star restaurant! I created an orange-basil rub that I use to roast chicken or turkey, it's a HUGE hit everytime I make it.
My cooking tragedies
Almost any peanut butter cookie!!!