I am a 30 year old stay at home mother of 2 young girls.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook gourmet foods, especially vegetarian because when I started out on my own I did not eat meat. Unfortunately with 2 fussy eaters under 5 years old in the house I spend more time perfecting homemade mac and cheese but when it's just the hubby and me I can go all out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None! My mother was not a good cook and didn't make anything I liked, even to this day. As a child I remember beef stew, liver and onions, sloppy joes. Ugh, it's a wonder I ate anything at all.
My cooking triumphs
Pan seared Mahi Mahi with carmelized onion risotto. The risotto was prepared in the microwave from a recipe I got here on allrecipes. It was so good, my husband thought I ordered in from the local gourmet restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
Pad Thai. Although it would have been good, when I soaked the rice noodles I didn't notice that they were supposed to be soaked in very hot water. I used cold water and they were the toughest noodles ever!