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My favorite things to cook
Seafood, Pasta, Mexican, Soups
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has always been the primary cook in my family, but my dad makes the best turkey stuffing. He usually only does it once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas so it's sort of a running joke - "Did dad make HIS stuffing?"
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to cook a filet mignon perfectly. Having my parents over to dinner for the first time, making Paella and receiving compliments. Anything that hubby tells me can go in the keeper file. Baking cookies without burning them.
My cooking tragedies
I think I was around 22, right out of college and living in my first apartment. I had never done any cooking, and decided that I was going to make spaghetti and meatballs. I didn't even own a cookbook, but I remembered being younger and helping my mother roll the meat up to make the meatballs. So I proceeded to buy ground beef, and without adding anything to it, rolled it up and tried to brown/cook them. UMMMMMM..... I'm happy to say that I now know you need other ingredients for the meatballs to stay together.