My parents are both great cooks with different styles. My dad was from Texas and makes wonderful and rich southern meals. My mom's family is from Oklahoma, where I was born, and also makes great southern food but also loves to make healthy food too. She taught me how to make food healthier and lots of tricks. I got married in May, 2003 and have been experimenting with lots of different recipes. Sometimes coming back to the old standards.
My favorite things to cook
I love sauted squash, summer sausage pasta, and macaroni salad. Grilled chicken and meatloaf. My favorite combination is mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. I love the parmesan chicken recipe I found here and make it regularly.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad always made the best in the world cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving. My new family (my husband) and I love to cook together and experiment with all sorts of meals. We cook a lot of chicken and more recently, Tilapia as it has come into the market as a cheap and healthy fish that's very easy and quick to cook.
My cooking triumphs
My meatloaf is probably the best I've tasted and it can be used for meatballs too. My brushetta salad or pizza salad depending on your add-ins is a hit at most pot lucks as I tend to bring it as my standard.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, which one? I think the worst tragedy is when I cook way too much food and then it gets wasted. That happens a lot because I went from a family of 6 to a family of 2. And most recipes are geared towards 4 people and I always FEEL really hungry when I start cooking. :)