I will be 30 in a few years, yikes!I have been married for 7 yrs, to my love, an intense, loveable, passionate Lebanese. We have the two "bestest", super-sweetest, amazing girls, ages 6 and 3.
My favorite things to cook
Butter Chicken - Pad Thai - OMG nut burgers...anything cultural!!
I love my mother-in-law's Lebanese salads, my mom's home cooking, and I love cooking Lebanese. I don't have as much time as I would like to contribute my favorite recipes, but I do post the odd review. I love this site!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have lots of aunts and cousins, and we always get together for every holiday meal. My mom, aunt's and grandma always make a feast-Turkey, gravy, a huge roaster full of The Famous Stuffing, Sweet potato casserole, vegetables and the best cream sauce ever, My favorite broccoli cheese and bacon salad with sunflower seeds(I'll have to poste this recipe) the best jello salads and of course the desserts- they are known FAR and WIDE for them- they each donate a Masterpeice every year at a charity auction and they go for thousands of dollars! I admire my aunts for their talents. They are the girls to call when you need a wedding catered- they are the best-with Class, too. They've always been the cooks, I've always been the server- with pride!! They get raves everywhere they go. Don't ask me why they don't open a restaurant.
Not to mention my mom- she lives a few hours away now- but there's never anything as comforting to a weary soul as your mama's home cooking! I'm due for a treatment!
My cooking triumphs
I have triumphs more often now than failures. It took a while to be a consistently good cook, but the trick is finding something you both enjoy, and sticking with it at least once every two weeks to really nail it down. If you cook it more than that, you'll wear it out and you're stuck!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list...they still happen on occasion- I always blame it on the recipe, of course!
One time, I was simply asked to bring the corn for a huge family gathering- and I somehow botched that. I had to cook alot of frozen corn in not enough time, and let's just say that they still just get me to bring the buns or pop! How humiliating. At least I'm still invited to the family gatherings. LOL