I am a finicky cook and it is easiest for me to "wing it". I am learning that some of my best recipes come out best not exactly as written and that it is possible to estimate measurements instead of making it an exact art.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, one pot meals, and pretty desserts. I am also learning to enjoy making lasagna.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Goulash, beef stew, chili, and Grandma's strawberry cake are all food I associate with my family growing up.
My cooking triumphs
Blueberry sour cream coffee cake, mexican chicken casserole and Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread...wows crowds every time I make them.
My cooking tragedies
Once I spent about an hour preparing a complicated cake recipe and almost 2 hours cooking it...when I went to remove it from the oven, the old bundt pan I was using bent and slipped out of my oven mitt onto the floor. I cried. I made my husband and toddler eat the crumbly bits left in the pan anyway. Nobody complained.