Hi! I'm an engineer, married to an engineer, living in southeastern Michigan. We've got three great felines. I've been cooking for several years now (after college), but I am definitely still learning. I find cooking relaxing and really enjoy trying new techniques and dishes. My toughest job is convincing my rather picky husband to be as adventurous with food as I am. Sometimes there's nothing better than cooking a good meal with a glass of wine in hand.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking just about anything, but I really enjoy baking and cooking recipes I received from my mother (and grandmothers) and my mother-in-law.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have too many cooking traditions, but cooking spaghetti sauce according to my Grandmother's recipe (like my Mom does)and hor d'oeuvres on Christmas Eve are a couple of my favorites. Also, my Mom instilled in me the need to feed people anytime they come over. I do my best not to let anyone leave our house hungry.
My cooking triumphs
I once roasted a really great turkey breast for friends at a pre-Thanksgiving get-together. Anytime I experiment with dinner and my husband says he likes it, is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Oh man, there are a number. I've charred a few too many steaks on the grill, blackened cookies in the oven, and once did a very undermixed pound cake that turned out more as sweet scrambled eggs (blech).