I am a Mother of 2 young, and very energetic, boys. I stay home full time, and love trying new recipes in my "spare" time.
My favorite things to cook
Baking, baking, baking. It's been my favorite way to cook since I was 14 years old.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Actually I would have to say good old fashioned Bean Soup and Biscuits is my families favorite dinner. It has so many variations, and it always tastes good, it's perfect for tight budgets. Also there is a white bread that I make quite often that my husband and the kids just love.
My cooking triumphs
My first attempt at making a holday dinner. I decided to do very fancy dishes, (Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms, etc...) and they all turned out pretty tasty. I was very proud, and surprised.
My cooking tragedies
Actually, most dishes that I try for the fisrt time are less then wonderful, I usually have to try it at least twice before it's really good.
Also when I was 7 I tried to make Vegetable Soup and I used popcorn instead of regular corn, (I thought it would re-hydrate). Needless to say, that was a disaster.