I've been cooking since I was 12 (that's a lot of years ago now!)A lot of my recipes I've had for 20-30 yrs, still great, but I'm always on the look out for something different for dinner. Getting tired of the same-old-same-old.
My favorite things to cook
I like simple and easy. The less ingredients the better, but I need to be careful about packaged food--not good for me. I'm working part-time right now, so I'm cooking almost every day. I love bbq'd food (my hubby doesn't cook at all) especially on a hot summer day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey dinner with all the trimmings including homemade cranberry sauce. YUM! A turkey dinner is just not for holidays in our house. We will usually have 2 or 3 more times in addition to the usual turkey holiday dinners because it's a favourite and the very best part of a turkey dinner---leftovers the next day!
My cooking triumphs
I find that if I follow a tried & true recipe 100%, it usually always turns out great! My best successes has been muffins, loaves & cookies. These never last in my house!
My cooking tragedies
Used baking powder instead of baking soda in one recipe and forgetting to add sugar in another. Be extra careful when cooking with kids! They tend to get you side-tracked!