I have one child in college and one husband. They're both fairly self sufficient, so I can be flexible with myself when it comes to cooking.
I love cooking when it's not a chore. I cook when I get an idea or just want to try a certain recipe instead of throwing a standard dinner together. My family are my main guinea pigs and I have some pretty good success and somedays, well, I should stay out of the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Main courses, Meats and fish and shellfish, pastas and pizzas. I am crazy for smoked meats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to try new things and look for recipes I can afford but have never had before. I love to cook Asian, mediterranean, American, and am starting to experiment with carribean and Spanish.
My cooking triumphs
A triumph is when people finish every bit of what I have cooked and want me to make it again. I have had success with pizzas, kabobs, Stews, chilis and pasta dishes and several more.
My cooking tragedies
BREAD! Every now and then I get the urge to try it again and it's a big mess that doesn't work well.