I work at home making it more convenient to shop, cook, experiment, and treat friends to share.!
My favorite things to cook
All my favorite things are new recipes to which I 'tweak' to fit my own ideas. I love new and old desserts including cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, puddings, cream puffs, ice creams, caramel corn, fudge, brownies, anything new. There's a delicious recipe on the peanut butter/ chocolate chips from Nestle.
Cheesecake squares - these were fit for royalty! Rolls, pastries, breads, casseroles, roasts, beans of any kinds, pastas, soups are a favorite. Then there's breakfast, i love all of it, waffles, pancakes, fruit sauces, french toast, frittatas, omelets, potatoes fried, mashed, baked, escalloped, potato and pasta salads, I love good food and so have to cook it. Friends hate me, I don't gain weight until I drink a coke or eat a chocolate bar.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom put me in charge of much of the cooking for our family of 6. She would call home from work, (her own business) and tell me what to get at the store, or she would have left instructions for same on paper in the kitchen. Vegetable beef soup was absolutely a family favorite and usually the first dish cooked when the weather changed to fall. I also was great at puddings and cream pies with meringue on top. My new family tradition for past 15 years has been tamales. Muy Delicioso!
My cooking triumphs
Quatro Leches egg nog cake, cherry pineapple compote, cream of pea soup, creamed hominy casserole,
My cooking tragedies
flour tortillas - I will continue to try until I get it right!