Married for 30+ years. One son, 25, in college and at home. Registered nurse working 50+ hours outside the home. I like to cook when I have time to enjoy it.
My favorite things to cook
All things gluten free...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a great cook - she did it all. She made yogurt, baked bread, and had a garden and canned everything that came out of our garden. Christmas holidays were awesome with 35 people gathered around the table. Everyone knew her for her pie crusts, cakes and cookies...but I hardly have any of my mom's favorite recipes - so I've used the Allrecipes site to locate those recipes that I loved growing up - summer salads, holiday dishes, kolaches, goulash, stuffed grape leaves, oxtail soup, and oyster stew.
My cooking triumphs
Since 2000 when I joined Allrecipes, I've had a lot of triumphs... Since going Gluten Free, I'm learning how to make any recipe GF - which is kind of neat!
My recent GF successes: Spicy Chicken Rice Soup, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe, Alyson's Broccoli Salad Recipe, Salmon Chowder, Rice, Black Bean & Feta Salad, Pork Chop and Feta Skillet!
My cooking tragedies
Since I experiment a lot, I also get in trouble. The worst was when I burned the rice in the microwave, and ended up having to put the smoking pot outside my kitchen door!