I love to cook (understatement)! I print so many recipes off the net that I have several binders full and also make these recipe binders as gifts for new brides or anyone who would like one. I am also addicted to Culinary competitions on TV LOL. I have 2 grown children. My daughter is a single working mom of 2 beautiful girls and a son who is entering his first year of Culinary School after graduating from a Tech school where he majored in Culinary. (We have several chefs in the family, so I have no doubt he will do well). My husband will eat just about anything I cook him with the exception of Offal. He has no worries there because I'm clueless as to how to cook it anyway :)
My favorite things to cook
I can't really say I have a favorite thing to cook. I just love to try new recipes. I usually follow it exactly the first time and then after that I fine tune it lol. Unless it comes to baking I really just "eyeball" measurements. Who wants to dirty all those measuring spoons and such? Not this girl.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised on boxed dinners (Mac n' cheez, Hamb Helper etc.)so I became very interested in cooking when my kids were born. I didn't want them to eat the same stuff I was raised on. I can proudly say that this has rubbed off nicely on both of my children. My daughter loves to cook and my son is doing it professionally.
My cooking triumphs
If I didn't burn it that counts as a triumph, right? My husband isn't picky but loves Italian so I guess my greatest triumphs are my homemade pasta sauce and my pizza sauce. (He won't stand for store bought and I don't blame him) My daughter has wanted to "take a bath" in my Alfredo sauce several times.
My cooking tragedies
Ham with pineapple/cloves/cherries, with some sweet potatoes on the side. Sounds ok, right? Well don't ever try to make these ingredients into a "shepherd's pie" type dish. It wont work. Im still cringing to this day at how awful it was. I'm just glad I was the only one who tried it before it went to recipe heaven.