Hi There! I am a married woman who has been cooking for my family for 30 years now. I like to bake occasionally, but homecooked basic meals are my favorite. Meat, potatoes and vegetable meals or casseroles are what I am usually cooking. I will often go to advanced searches here on Allrecipes, type in the ingredients that I have on hand and look for new ideas for what I have.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When our family comes together for Christmas, we love to have a pot of Christmas Wassail warming throughout the day. It is sweet warm and spicy... makes the house smell good too!
We HAVE to have deviled eggs when we meet for any occasion.
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I can remember, I had made a beef stew and I thought I would add a little curry for a different flavor, (it was completely new to me). I had forgotten that there wasn't a shaker top and plopped the entire contents in the pot. I tried to scoop it out as fast as I could so I wouldn't waste all those good ingredients. It was so strong of curry, had to toss it, just aweful!