Lucky to live in Pennsylvania Dutch country--the heartiest, most delicious food EVER! You haven't lived until you've had a sticky bun or "slippery" pot pie! Mmmmmmm.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking & baking for my husband and step-son and also my parents, siblings and their families. I love making sweets/desserts but also enjoy just making "regular" meals and trying new recipes--esp. 'appetizers' to take to my ghost club meetings!
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Saturday before Christmas, my mom, sisters, and sisters-in-law get together for "Cookie Day"--where we make hundreds of cookies--some classics and some fancy and some we've never tried before.
My cooking triumphs
Making everyday meals for my family and receiving compliments. Or when someone asks me for a recipe.
My cooking tragedies
The worst was when my best friend was coming home from adoping her daughter in China and I made lasagna for her "Welcome Home" party. I accidentally grabbed the wrong spice container and sprinkled cinnamon on top of the lasagna. I scooped most of it off and since there wasn't that much on there to begin with, figured no one would notice--but THEY DID! If you see "Cinnamon" in a lasagna recipe--AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!! ha.ha.ha.