Although I've been a member for six years on Allrecipes.com, it hasn't been until I got married 3 years ago that I had to really take my cooking seriously. My husband has taught me alot and I'm finding I'm enjoying it much more than when we were first married. The braver I get, I particularly like experimenting with seasonal vegis and cooking styles. There's so much to try, but not enough time!
My favorite things to cook
In the winter, I LOVE making different soups. I think its the most satisfying meal on a cold night and it makes excellent leftover lunch after the soup has mellowed for the night in the fridge. Its also very easy to find healthy soup recipes that are packed with flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. My mom was a working mom and out of necessity stuck with the same pasta dishes again and again. Consequently it got old fast. My grandma was of the depression generation and sticks with casseroles with canned ingredients. While her baking is good, I'm not a baking enthusiast and don't get around to it much.
My cooking triumphs
Without even asking the chef, I successfully copied the pan seared scallop dish with risotto and asparagus that is a favorite entree at the restaurant I work at.
My cooking tragedies
I microwaved and avacado, hoping to soften it for guacamole! It smelled TERRIBLE and was still hard.