As a teenager I had little interest in domestic faire. I would always tell my mom that when I get married, my husband will be able to fend for himself!
After getting married, I soon realized I couldn't live on Taco Bell the rest of my life and I surely don't want my family to, either!
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican and Italian food, but as he does not I cook more traditional Southern comfort food than anything. I've been experimenting with healthier ways of cooking food as well as struggling with the task of adding more variety to our diet as well as man-pleasing meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sad but true, my family was never big on tradition. We didn't even have a dining room table for nearly the last ten years I lived with them!
I do love having dinner with my fiance, with both of us in college it sort of cuts into the middle of dinnertime.
I like to think of my family cooking tradition as being a work in progress.
My cooking triumphs
After years of being a tomboy, I consider it a triumph that I put together whole meals at all!
I have expanded my cooking knowledge and even the simple motivation to experiment more, so I would say that my biggest triumph is learning!
My cooking tragedies
My fiance loves the basic Asian food, it's a tragedy alone that I haven't tried more of it. After the egg rolls I made (from a recipe on this site, even) took a turn for the worse, I think he's vowed to never eat asian anywhere but our favorite restaurant! My egg roll wrappers were the problem, they came out way too thick and simply not crispy enough for us. The filling was wonderful, but perhaps next time I'll buy the wrappers pre-made. :)