I come from a big family and have struggled to learn to Cook for just my hubby and me without excessive amounts of left overs. We enjoy one serving of left overs to take to work, but we don't enjoy eating the same meal for the next whole week.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, but have enjoyed spreading my wings to fresh veggies and different types of cooking
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love holidays because it brings all the women in my family together. My mother and I have enjoyed trading cooking secrets (she give me the family favorite recipes and I show her quicker methods of food prep).
My cooking triumphs
I've been a recipe type cook for a long time, in the last several years though I have been able to use the knowledge I've gained from cooking with recipes and branch out and make up my own recipes. It's been very liberating.
My cooking tragedies
Once I was making a lime pie, a recipe I had gotten from a friend. At the time she gave me the recipe she had told me, "I'm think it's 3 oz lime conc". Well when I went to the store I could not find the lime conc in 3 oz, so I thought surely she meant the smallest size I could find (which was either 6 or 9 oz I can't remember now). Anyhow I made the pie using my whole can of lime conc and took it the dinner party. (Normally, I never bring recipes I have not first tried out before hand, but thought what the hay.) Well after dinner we get the pie out to eat, and when my friend cuts in to the pie we can tell it didn't set up right. It was EXTREMELY soupy, but not to hurt my feelings everyone ate a slice of the pie. My hubby was joking about how much it hurt his pancreas, little did he know that one of the guys eating the pie was diabetic and he was pumping his insulin pump ever few seconds. Everyone fell over laughing. I learned my lesson; try before you share.