I like photography and food. Oftentimes I combine the two and take pictures of my creations.
My favorite things to cook
shredded chicken burritos with all the fixings; roasted chicken, potatoes and veggies all in one pan; a scaled-down Thanksgiving dinner in the summer, complete with pie;
My favorite family cooking traditions
I help my Mom makes dozens and dozens of cookies every Christmas. Last year the count was over 80 dozen!
One of our favorite cookie recipes came from this site:
Brenda Hall's "Molasses Cookies" -- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Molasses-Cookies/Detail.aspx
My cooking triumphs
a marathon day of spare rib cooking...I think there must have been close to thirty pounds of meat!
My cooking tragedies
I attempted to make a sweet potato pie a few years ago and it came out horribly wrong. It was greenish in color and strangely salty. It was dubbed the "Playdoh Pie" and it took me five years to make another attempt. Last year I searched allrecipes.com and found a great recipe...Cathy's "Sweet Potato Pie II".