Im a wife and mother of 2, work full time and have kids in very demanding sports. The joy of cooking for me is the pleasure and satisfaction from those who are enjoying what I have made for them.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook comfort foods, Soups and italian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My kids love Crepes!! My daughter and I like to bake together and decorate cakes. We also bake sugar cookies at christmas time and decorate them together as a family then give them as gifts.
When I was younger and lived at home my mom and I would make enchiladas together and Spinache Pie. Still to this day I haven't made a spinach pie by myself. Well my kids don't eat spinach so to me it would be a waste of time. Homemade Chicken & Dumpling Soup is a traditional recipe I learned from my mother and still make to this day. My family looks forward to it everytime.
My cooking triumphs
I have made a german pancake perfectly! I even have a picture to prove it! Im sure I have more triumphs but that one is my favorite :)
My cooking tragedies
When I first was married I cooked a crockpot spagetti recipe for 2 days and then served it!!!! Lets just say we resorted to girl scout cookies and frozen pizza that night, LOL!