I am a Navy wife that often finds myself cooking for a bunch of navy guys that are single. I love to cook, so these helpless guys are the reason I get better and better at trying new recipes. My mother cooked everyday of the week so it was my duty to cook all the time as well. Unfortunatly, my husbands taste for fine cuisine is pretty poor, so I don't make many different dinners. Right now my big thing is chocolate. I don't care for it all that much, but I have been getting into all types of decorative presentations that use chocolate.
My favorite things to cook
breakfast and brunch, pies, cakes, cookies, other desserts and chocolate.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve dinner is all seafood, which I will continue to do with my own family now that we are on the other side of the country, Easter brunch for all the Navy families that can't go home or have family come to them, and a big clam bake in the middle of the summer.
My cooking triumphs
Every year my Easter brunch gets better and better and bigger and bigger. This year I used the Make Ahead French Toast and Best Ever Breakfast Casserole and they came out perfect. Not a single left-over.
My cooking tragedies
I made a cheesecake once and used the recipe several times, so I knew the cake would be good. The cheesecake was in one of the deep style springload pans and probably was about seven inches deep. Unfortunatly, the spring came open about 15 minutes into baking and I had about a gallon of cheesecake batter all over the oven. Haven't make cheesecake since.