I'm an at home mom with 2 beautiful teenage girls and a husband that loves my cooking experiments. We have a near ZOO, with all of the pets. 4 cats, 2 snakes, and two nano reef tanks.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican and Italian. I love to grill because it becomes a family affair! Love soups, especially during the cold winter months and salads during the summer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On Christmas eve, my family meets together and we all bring potluck appetizers. It's a friendly competition and my family always loves MY contributions which ALWAYS comes from this site because they are always great and different. I also make Christmas dinner, fun Halloween stuff and something for the family Thanksgiving potluck.
My cooking triumphs
I am not certain this is a blessing or a curse, but I never measure and often stray from the recipe. My husband will say "THIS is the best (salsa, soup, dip, dinner) ever, can we have it again?" I have to break it to him that I don't remember exactly how I made it. Most of the time it's an improvement, though, so he doesn't complain.
My cooking tragedies
I wasn't allowed to cook growing up, because my mom didn't want the mess. In college my room mate was one of the older children in a family of 13. She had done so much cooking, that it was not fun for her. Once I made tuna chowder out of a recipe book. The recipe served 12 people and I hadn't cut it down. We ate chowder for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for DAYS!!!