My favorite things to cook
Sushi, fajitas, Korean/Japanese food, peanut butter pie with homemade buckeyes, and I love baking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to make each one of my children's birthday cakes a "signature" cake. My daughter's is always a strawberry cake - with real strawberries - no gelatin here! My 1st son's is a blueberry cake. My 2nd son is just turning 1 year old (tomorrow!), and since he's born in the Fall, I'm going for a cinnamon/spice cake!
My cooking tragedies
I never watched my mom when she cooked. My brother always did. Early on after I left home, my brother came to visit me and I thought I would surprise him with a "home-cooked" meal. Everything was set, but I was waiting on my corn to finish cooking. Finally, my brother came in the kitchen to see what was taking so long. He burst out laughing as I explained that the "corn had not finished steaming". It was then that I learned that you boil corn and not steam it. I thought mom had always steamed it because it had steam coming from it! I never have lived that one down with my brother and my mom! Thankfully, that was over 20 years ago and I've had plenty of successes since then.