I love making yummy food and pride myself on being able to make a meal out of anything in the fridge and cupboard. I like cooking new things and challenging myself. The more I cook, the better I am at it. I love watching cooking shows and pick up a lot of tips, food pairings and ideas from what I watch.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken...I eat a lot of it and I have perfected baked chicken on the bone with the right amount of spice. I'll eat it just off the bone, but I'll also bake it then cut it up for soft tacos, lunch meat, soup, pizza toppings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love Thanksgiving dinner. Just the basics...turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and of course gravy and cranberry sauce. I make the traditional meal we always had growing up no matter what else is being served or what others bring to the party. We also always do spaghetti on Christmas. My mom always cooked spaghetti on Christmas since I can remember - and still does! We were always busy opening presents, playing with new toys and watching sports to cook a whole meal. So spaghetti, some sausage, garlic bread and a quick tossed salad was easy and quick for Christmas Day.
My cooking triumphs
Coq au vin!!
My cooking tragedies
Where do I begin? I just burned hot dog buns on the grill. I can't seem to ever make rice that well. I'm heavy-handed on the salt so I've ruined some good dishes by adding too much salt.