I am a stay at home mom of two girls. I cook three meals a day, plus extras. I love to eat, although I have ulcerative colitis so I have to be somewhat picky as to what I can eat. I enjoy cooking because I believe in staying away from additives and preservatives and artificial ingredients. I have a difficult time cooking with Valveeta, campbells soup, or anything canned for that matter. I have a small city garden, and will have two city chickens this spring. I try to bring composting, and our yard into my cooking. We've planted rhubarb, grapes, rasberries, cherry trees, asparagus, strawberries among other annuals into our very small city plot to help us eat and appreicate foods better.
My favorite things to cook
hmmm, this is a difficult one! When I have the time, I love making homemade pizzas. I make them by bulk and freeze some for another time. I love making homemade chicken nuggets for my kids and their friends, and homemade soups with fresh bread. I pretty much love to cook anything but seafood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
well, my family cooks by using whatever they have in the house at the time. They don't follow recipes. I can't do this at all. We don't really work in the kitchen as a family very well either...hmmm, I don't know what that means...we are all too competitive?
My cooking triumphs
No huge triumphs, I've made some nice birthday cakes, cupcakes and special occasion cakes, some very nice salads for family holidays, nothing that really says wow, I could never do that though.
My cooking tragedies
No huge tragedies either...well once I was making cornish hens for thanksgiving in my 20's pre husband and kids...and I dumped them on the floor as they came out of the oven. We just washed them off and they were fine! ha! I am forever mixing up baking soda and baking powder. I've come to think it doesn't matter between the two..and just add the other if I mess it up!