I work full-time and I'm a part-time student. I love to cook and bake as long as I have the time to do it right. I have 2 grown children, 18 and 23, who still live at home but also work and attend college. Weeknights are always a challenge but I love to spend the better part of my weekend in the kitchen trying out new recipies.
My favorite things to cook
Anything italian or mexican. Homemade pasta with sauce and lasagna are 2 of my specialties. I also love to bake just about anything. Only problem is that I also love to eat just about anything I bake :0)I especially enjoy trying different cheesecake recipies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my Mom when I was a little girl. Mom has since passed on but I took up the tradition with my own kids when they were big enough to help. To this day, they have a fit if I bake cookies when they're not around to help.
My cooking triumphs
I always have some difficulty roasting or grilling meat. I tend to either overcook it or undercook it. Last Christmas I took a risk and made a prime rib roast, using a recipe I found on this site. It came out awesome. I also bake a mean cheesecake.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making a yeast bread was a disaster. I made crescent rolls and I guess I used too much yeast. Each roll was the size of a small loaf of bread and the taste of the yeast was overpowering. They were inedible. Oh yes, and then there was the time I baked a perfect cherry pie only to drop it on my foot taking it out of the oven. Ouch!