I am a stay-at-home mom to a 3 year old. I've been blessed with a family that is not picky, so I have the opportunity to try a lot of new recipes. I'm pretty good with basic cooking, but I still haven't quite gotten the hang of baking yet.
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much anything....as I said, we're not picky. My favorite method of cooking is grilling. My fiance and I have even been known to cook on the grill in the snow! I try to vary my weekly dinner menus by cooking different types of cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Besides basic holiday stuff, we don't really have any "traditions", but I did learn a lot about cooking just by watching my parents do it. I'm starting to get my son involved a little more in the cooking process, but it's tough right now, for safety reasons. I have a really small kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
My chili won second place in a cook-off! [strike]test[/strike]
My cooking tragedies
There have been quite a few, but this is still the most talked about(although it really wasn't MY fault)! Anyways, we decided to deep-fry a turkey, so I got online and looked at all kinds of tips, including the one where you put the turkey in the pot and fill w/ water to see how much oil to put in. Well, my fiance decided to fill the pot just a little higher than the mark I had made. Well, between that, and the fact that halfway through lowering the turkey, he dropped it right in the pot, we had a volcano of hot oil in our front yard(thank god I also read the tip to kill the flame before lowering the turkey)! I couldn't walk out of my front door for a week without smelling turkey!