I recently began to keep kosher,the first and only person in my entire family to be strictly Torah-observant. That means that I am going through all my recipes and tweaking them to ensure that they follow kashrut(kosher law) to the letter. It can be a challenge but wow,what a pride I feel when I present consistently delicious,healthy,attractively plated and KOSHER meals that the rest of my non-observant family can enjoy.
My favorite things to cook
Cholent(which I make even on weekdays now);coconut rice in all its permutations;greens of all types(my simple sauteed spinach is the only one my picky niece will touch;macaroni and cheese (said niece now refuses to eat the one served at school);oven-fried chicken and fish; cakes and quick breads.
My cooking triumphs
Pulling off a Passover recipe for cheesecake perfectly first time around.
Chicken soup with matzo balls (First attempt and I succeeded in getting fluffy,flavorful floaters of dumplings in a golden broth)
My cooking tragedies
Mayonnaise in a blender-Oy! Just do it with a balloon whisk the old fashioned way.