I'm a young married professional living in Seattle, WA. I've loved to cook since I was a teenager, and my husband is very happy about that!
I make nearly everything from scratch. I enjoy making fast meals, but will spend a little extra time when I have it and when the recipe makes it worthwhile. I like to cook healthy foods, but never skimp on the flavor.
My favorite things to cook
Grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, lasagna, meatloaf and meatballs, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy honey carrots, chicken enchiladas, chili, coffee cakes, chocolate chip cookies, any kind of casserole... pretty much anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother used to put onion soup mix in any kind of hamburger-based dish, and I continue with that tradition today. She also used to add chicken gumbo soup to her sloppy joes, which is a great way to stretch your dollar (and it tastes good, too).
My cooking triumphs
My chili is technically "award winning." Friends and family have told me they have dreams about my food, which they call "Liz Food."
My cooking tragedies
I've never been able to make corn pudding like my mother-in-law. I'll just keep trying until I get it right!