I love to cook and am always in the kitchen trying new recipes and whipping up meals and desserts for my family. We eat at home almost every night. It's a rare occurence that we eat out and we wouldn't have it any other way. I like having control of what goes in my food and knowing where it came from. I especially love hosting parties and any opportunity I have to cook for others.
My favorite things to cook
Pastas, Meats, and Desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always love getting together in the kitchen with my mother and sister during the holidays. It's crazy, loud, and we're all trying to do three (or more) things at once, but it's so much fun.
I am also looking forward to my daughters and I creating our own cooking tradtitions.
My cooking triumphs
My first ever was probably sweet potato pie when I was a teenager. I took my Aunt's recipe and added a little of this and a little of that and it turned out really well. It's still requested at family gatherings.
My cooking tragedies
I made a jambalaya when I was pregnant. It was so incredibly spicy that my husband couldn't eat it. No amount of sour cream or cheese could help so we threw it out. He still likes to remind me of this blunder from time to time.