I'm a reformed vegetarian. I used to add eggs and cheese to my diet but have decided that if I'm going to be really committed to vegetarianism, then I need to be a vegan. It's a lot tougher then I thought it would be, most vegetarian meals use eggs and/or cheese so it's an adventure to replace them with substitutions and taste what happens.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Mexican food. My favorite thing to make is green TVP enchiladas. My best friend gave me the recipe using chicken but I started using TVP and they come out wonderfully!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My children and I love to make pumpkin bars. We always make them when the pumpkins are harvested.
My cooking triumphs
I baked and frosted a cake with a barbie in it. My daughter absolutely loved it, of course she was only three years old.
My cooking tragedies
I was 15 and my mother left me in charge of making a meatloaf which I mixed and put in the oven at 350. Shortly afterward we started smelling smoke and when I opened the oven door smoke started billowing out and I could see a small grease fire. I had to call the fire department, they came out and the fire was no more.