I have a wonderful family, my husband Jerry who is my rock, son Dustin , daughter Erica , three grandsons, Zachory , Devyn & Rashad and a step-grand daughter, Cherry . They are the joy of my life! I love to spend time with my family, garden, read just about anything I can get my hands on, DIY projects, try out new recipes (I want to be Paula Deen when I grow up!), photography, go to St. Louis Cardinal's games, GO CARDS!, play with my dogs, play on pogo.com (my screen name is impene1, look me up and play some games with me) & chat with my on line friends. I support our troops by volunteering at the JAMES S. MCDONNELL USO . I am also trying to increase awareness of children’s asthma education (Zachory & Devyn have asthma) and Fibromyalgia (I was diagnosed in 2005).
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I love trying out new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom always made a green ham (fresh ham), for our Christmas dinner. We make HUGE sandwiches with the ham, lettuce, onions, sweet pickles and Miracle Whip. We only have it once a year and everyone in the family looks forward to it.
My cooking triumphs
I used to make cakes of all kinds. Wedding, birthday, retirement, baby shower, you name it. I was self taught and made many beautiful cakes.
My cooking tragedies
This was a tragedy that turned into a triumph. The first time I cooked for my husband (then boyfriend), I baked a pumpkin pie since I knew it was his favorite. The way to a mans heart is through his stomach right? Any way...I burnt it pretty badly. He said it was ok and that he would try a piece. He ate it and asked for more. That's when I knew that I loved him. We have been married since 1997 and he's eaten many pumpkin pies since that first one.