I never really cooked a whole lot until I moved in with my boyfriend that enjoys a home cooked meal. I have learned a lot in the past 5 years in just experimenting with different recipes, and being willing to try new things.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I like to grill, because it's quick & easy---and easy clean-up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My stepmom taught me how to make marinara sauce and meatballs from scratch. From there, I mix & match to make spaghetti, stuffed shells, & lasagna-- all are bigs hits. And, it's something that I can make a huge batch of & freeze the left overs for another meal or 2.
My cooking triumphs
After learning my stepmom's recipe for sauce & meat, I made lasagna completely from scratch, minus the noodles, without a recipe. I was so proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
I've always said I should have burned stuff from the beginning, that way I wouldn't be expected to cook so much! :O) I've had a few flops with my recipes, but it doesn't happen too often. Course, my boyfriend will eat about anything I make for him.