I'm a 42 year old mother of two daughters, aged 19 and 11. When I was married, my husband and I had custody of 8 children, so my cooking tends to be large scale. Aside from my passion for cooking, I'm into horseback riding, Tae Kwon Do, gardening and reading. I love coming up with new recipes and my house rule is "You must try at least one bite".
My favorite things to cook
beef roasts, chicken, italian, mexican, potatoes,grilled food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom only cooked one thing I liked, and that was spaghetti with ham, green chiles with tomatoes and velveeta. Mom is not one to spend time in the kitchen. So I guess my favorite family traditions would simply be that I cook all the holiday meals - and my mom, brother, sister-in-law and kids clean up.
My cooking triumphs
My potato soup and my mashed potatoes are small town award winners
My cooking tragedies
Most of my "Mom-surprise" recipes are good - but I did try to make some kind of bread that turned out to be a lethal projectile weapon of choice for the FBI ;0)