My mom was a big fan of cooking out of the box or a can. I changed that asap when I left the house. Don't get me wrong, canned condensed soups are fabulous for a last minute casserole, but fresh ingredients and made from scratch are my thing! From pancakes to "hamburger helper" you won't see me opening a box.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles are a go to weeknight staple. I also love to take four or five recipes and create my own version. Seafood and of course chicken are fun to cook, but I have been leaning back to vegetarian dishes lately. Pizza is fun too! Not opposed to refrigerated dough on a weeknight. My two year old LOVES pizza, so we get creative on the toppings and sauce.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Not to grab a box off the shelf for dinner!