I am an older woman who has been cooking since collage. I am very glad to have finally found a resource to connect with other home cooks. Being the "cooking lady" for my family, I enjoy easy recipes that even my picky eaters will enjoy, but when it's just me, I like to go gourmet!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy any type of dessert and also bake organic breads and cookies to maintain my family's healthy lifestyle. In my older days, I'm watching my carb intake but still love to splurge a little and make some gourmet creations!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to enjoy baking a holiday fruitcake and I grew up eating the fruity dessert every Christmas. Now, with a family of my own, I'm the only fruitcake lover in the house. Still, every Christmas, I make sure to bake a fruitcake, simply to carry on the tradition! Maybe later, everyone will learn to enjoy my fruitcakes and stop complaining!
My cooking triumphs
In my younger days, my friend from collage urged me to decorate her wedding cake. I was really unsure about the whole thing and thought it would be a total disaster. I took on the responsibility anyway and after staying up past midnight to finish it, I was satisfied with my work! My friend was really pleased and everyone at the wedding commented on how good a job the decorater had done. I was really pleased, that was the first cake I had decorated that actully was impressive!
My cooking tragedies
One Thanksgiving, my mother claimed she would bring a Turkey for the celebration. When she got to my house, there wasn't a turkey in sight. She said that the local market was sold out of our main corse! I was really angry she had waited until the last minute and ended up going to get one myself. Finally I found a bird, but in my haste, I accidentally bought a chicken. It wasn't even near enough for the whole family. We had to break into the sliced deli turkey. Maybe everyone would have been better without the turkey all along!