I am 30 years old, and have been with my wonderful husband for 11 years. We have 4 happy sons who keep us on our toes at all times! I have been home-schooling our boys for the past year and a half, and it is the BEST, most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. Of course, it can get stressfull, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy coming up with dishes that are my own "creation", but since finding this site, I am addicted to trying the other member's wonderful recipes. Since I am often busy with my boys, I do tend to cook a lot of meals that are quick and easy. Thankfully, my kids aren't all that picky, so I do try to incorporate a lot of fresh vegetables in my cooking. I absolutely LOVE my crockpot. I use it at least 3 times a week. I love hearty, stick-to-the-ribs comfort food the most.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother actually is a wonderful cook, but we don't have any "cooking traditions". I guess the closest thing to that would be just the fact that my mom and I enjoy trading recipes, and occasionally we get together and prepare large meals for our entire family.
My cooking triumphs
At Thanksgiving, we always have a large gathering of family (like most people do). A few Thanksgivings ago,I hosted it at my house for the first time. I prepared a HUGE meal that everyone enjoyed. It was a big undertaking for me, and everything was absolutely perfect. Since then, my mom, sister, and I share the holiday cooking.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't actually made anything that we couldn't eat, but there have been a few times where I went a little heavy on the salt! My husband never lets me forget it. He enjoys making fun of me when I bring home salt from the grocery store, saying something like "Oh, we were out of salt already?". I tend to give my husband a lot of dirty looks :)