I am currently a business banker and love to cook in my spare time. I have a wonderful family and enjoy cooking for them.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, stews, casseroles, pasta, and salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Christmas Eve, my mother and I cook a hearty soup that was passed down to us from my grandmother. I love making this soup throughout the winter and sharing it with friends.
My cooking triumphs
My boyfriend (now husband) and I cooked a five course meal for his family. It was quite inventive and a wonderful success. We got a few of the ideas from Allrecipes.com! Since then we've been making creative menus and giving the menu as gifts to family members to "cash in" in the future.
My cooking tragedies
My first time cooking potato salad with a friend, she said that she boils the potatoes whole first. I forgot to poke holes into the potatoes and they rather exploded. We made the potato salad anyways. It had good flavor, but the texture left a bit to be desired!