I'm a wife and mother of two. I enjoy trying new recipes and LOVE the variety I can find on allrecipes.
My favorite things to cook
This changes often. I LOVE vegetables and like healthy version recipes. I was on a japanese kick a few years ago, Indian last year (still a bit stuck to this), and seem to be heading into a Mexican spell this year. Thank goodness my family enjoys the variety too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised in a very rural area of West Virginia. There were tons of traditions growing up that I can't follow now as we live in the suburbs. Our family grew or raised most of what we ate. Everything was so fresh. My relatives would all get together to make apple butter with an outdoor fire using a large metal tub...delicious. They would also get together to make molasses from the juice of raw sugarcane while us kids slid down the hill of pressed cane. Everyone would get together for harvests and then again for canning the fruits and vegetables. Too many traditions for here...great stuff that I still miss although it's been over 20 years ago.
My cooking triumphs
I have to say a three cheese tofu pasta dish that every one of the family really likes. I didn't tell anyone about the tofu until they tried it and declared it a hit.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to think about...I think the worst was back in my early 20's when I threw the dinner pan and all in the trash!!