After many years of cooking with my mother, I have been teaching myself how to cook healthy foods that my family enjoys eating. I do not often follow recipes, but instead I gather 2-5 recipes of a dish I want to make & will use the ingredients I like to make my own version of the dish... which is what I've done with my Pumpkin Cheesecake.
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, cookies, bars, soups, slow cooker recipes, party food, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not really a tradition, but I would like to be able to cook without recipes.
My cooking triumphs
My pumpkin cheesecake, my chocolate chip cheesecake, my "crack cookies"... LOTS of chocolate & peanut butter, French Macaroons, scones, She Crab Soup, Thanksgiving Turkey
My cooking tragedies
Mexican Wedding Cakes... too much butter! Stir Fries - can't quite get them right, wish I could just wing it.