I am a Registered Nurse that works midnights, so alot of the time I don't have alot of time to cook, so I look for easy, comforting meals...and try my darndest to stay more on the healthy side with the recipes, even though I LOVE potatoes and pasta dishes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to experiment on my days off with new recipes. Sometimes they turn out great, other times they don't. My husband had been a cook for years professionally, so I have someone to assist me when I get stuck and don't know what I am doing in the kitchen! My favorites to cook tend to be deserts....and slow cooker meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family likes to cook alot curing the holidays, especially Christmas. Every year me and my daughters make cookies and candy. We have alot of laughs, flour and sugar everywhere, but it is fun. Lately I have been wanting to try some French, Finnish and Irish recipes....old recipes handed down through the family.
My cooking triumphs
For me, making dinner that dosn't burn, and the kids will actually eat is a triumph for me! I just like the cooking and baking and seeing how things just come together in the end and seeing my family enjoy the finished product (and still have a house and fingers left!).
My cooking tragedies
A couple of things I have tried didn't turn out as planned. I always have a picture in my head as to what the food will look and taste like...and then get dissapointed when it dosn't turn out the way I expect it to. My worst meal ever was making leg of lamb without a clue as to what I was doing. I turned out horrid, so we had pizza on Christmas day that year!