I love to cook as does My Man. I also bake, which he doesn't do. (You have to read instructions to bake, and he doesn't care to do that.)
I have a lot of favorite dishes. I just made up a recipe for Chicken Croquettes this week, from left over full breast chicken Kiev, rice, egg, herbs and spinach, mixed with bread crumbs and rolled in bread crumbs, with a lemon-wine gravy. It was really good.
My best work are things like savory pies and casseroles, poached fish, stews, chicken and dumplings, pot roast, soup, (any kind except bean, the man won't eat it) and Italian dishes like Puttanesca Sauce and Bracciolli
(pronounced "Brah-sshoolee" by Chicago Southern Italians.) Braccoollli is a flank steak, cut so it is long, then stuffed with home made bread cubes, mixed with egg, spinach, herbs, (Parmesan or Romano if you want, but I don't eat dairy products) and maybe some olives, then rolled so you can cut it against the grain. You then tie it up (I do a fancy tie, so they are all connected. It looks good.) Then fried in olive oil until brown and put aside while you make your gravy (Italian tomato sauce) in the left over stuff in the bottom of the pot. When the gravy is put together, you put the Bracciolli back in and cook it forever. Serve with yummy pasta, like Fusilli con Buco
(really thick spaghetti like straws) Imported tomatoes, paste and pasta makes the best gravy dish.
If I don't know how to make something, I either look on the internet or get a book from the library (or from one of our 50+ cook books) and learn how.
The Man says he's a better cook than I am. He's wrong.