I quit my job 3 years ago. At that time, I was still cooking "out of a box". Having a little more time on my hands, I came to this site at the recommendation of a friend. My family now eats something new at least once a week!! And I rarely cook from a box anymore!!!
My favorite things to cook
I love chicken!!! Some of my favorite recipes to try are different chicken recipes!!! When the cooking bug really really really strikes, I enjoy making homemade pierogies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child, i wasn't really allowed to cook. For holidays, my mom refuses to give up the cooking. Now that I'm a mom, I encourage my little boy to help out in the kitchen as much as he likes! I also talk to my food while I'm cooking(yes, I talk to it) Emiril Lagasse is my hero!!!
My cooking triumphs
Hmmmm....I've had many of those!!! I'm a horrible candy maker. So the first time I made fudge and it actually got fudgy, I was on top of the world!! Fudge is about the only candy I may right even to this day. lol. Still learnin'.
My cooking tragedies
*blushes*A couple years ago, I was boiling water to make Easter Eggs with my son. I am usually a clean as you go cook, but apparently, I was feeling airheaded. I had forgotten about a bit of mayo being dropped on one of my burners the night before. So here I am, boiling water for eggs, and my stove catches fire. lol. how many people can say they make boiling water catch fire? We still get a good laugh at that one today, and I prepare nothing involving mayo on my stove top anymore. lol