I cooked for my family a lot as a child so, I always considered cooking more of a chore then a joy. I hosted Thanksgiving a few years ago and I went all out. Homemade everything. I rec'd so many compliments and astonished looks too, that I decided to give cooking another try. And, I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I love stir frys and usual dips and salads. I like finding exotic spices and seeing how they fit into everyday dishes. I also like unique ways of making staple foods. Like, whoever decided to put garlic in mashed potatoes, that was sheer genius. No Irish person would have even considered it!! :)
My cooking triumphs
I made a meatloaf with over 18 ingredients and was sure it would taste most bizarre but, it was pretty darn good. I think I got the recipe from ALLRECIEPES.COM.
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list. Mostly cakes and cookies that were burned or undercooked or tastless or too sweet. I have an issue with measuring cups and spoons, in general..:)