I love to explore new recipes daily rather than cooking the same way twice! I get my inspiration from food bloggers and other websites, and have discovered creative ways to use what I have on hand to make creative and delicious meals.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook meets especially lamb or beef in the slow cooker. I prefer roasting my vegetables (especially root veggies) if not enjoying them raw in a salad. I prefer chicken thighs to breasts since they come out nice and juicy. I also love making homemade soups especially vegetable or creamy potato.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Monkey bread on Christmas morning
French onion soup Christmas Eve or on a cold evening
Started a new tradition of fondue for special events (Christmas Eve, New Years, Anniversary)
Strawberry Pie for Summer events
My cooking triumphs
Lamb shoulder in the slow cooker
Roast pork tenderloin
Veal Marsala with mushrooms
Roast Asian chicken thighs
Cheesy potato soup
Mustard glazed salmon
Roasted veggies with quinoa or couscous
Different types of risotto especially mushroom and butternut squash
My cooking tragedies
I have difficulty with cooking chilean sea bass and cod recipes. I don't always get the consistency right, either too dry or too mushy, so I usually stick with salmon or flounder.