I've been married for almost 20 years, but I just started really cooking a few years ago. I used to consider myself a baker, but now I love cooking and baking. I am constantly looking for great recipes, especially things that are delicious and healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I still love to bake pretty much anything, but I love cooking with fresh ingredients. We're trying to go "organic" and low fat, so I'm constantly searching for recipes using fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. I use an insane amount of garlic, basil, cilantro, and onion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We bake cookies every Christmas, as do many families. I am trying to teach my daughter to enjoy cooking/baking too.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know if I have any true triumphs, but I love my guacamole, zucchini bread, basil/tomato pasta salad, spinach quiche, steak-on-a-stick, and much more.
My cooking tragedies
I've had plenty of flops, but the funniest was when my Kitchenaid mixer sent a huge puff of flour all over me. I looked like a ghost.