I also have horses and enjoy riding in the woods and back roads of this small town. This past summer I was in an accident that left me unable to work, due to major trauma to my right shoulder and the recovery from the repairative surgeries. Now more than 2 months since I began rehab, I am able to start getting back to cooking and baking. One day, it was 5 internet recipes of banana breads (thanks to the local grocery store for all the ripe bananas) the next, it was 4 different pumpkin recipes, including the popular pumpkin roll, and some glazed pumpkin cookies. Then there was the chocolate dipping day.......... Can you tell I have a sweettooth?!
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecake........maybe that's because it's 1 of my favorite things to eat! I like making up names for the ones I make up. A few of my faves are my "CinnamonButterBrickle" and "Tropical Dream" Again, my incurable sweettooth takes over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandmother was the best noodle and potpie maker, stringing the drying noodles all over the kitchen, as she cooked for 10. Her pies and apple dumplings were 2nd to none! Unfortunately, I only got a few of her recipes written down before she died, when I was only 16.
My cooking triumphs
Again, my cheesecakes are making a name for themselves! Several years ago at a Christmas party, at a high-end restaurant, we were served cheesecake for dessert. No one ate theres, saying it was nowhere near as good as mine!
My cooking tragedies
One of the aforementioned 5 banana breads didn't cook in the middle. Luckily I realized it before I served it to any one.