I cook because I enjoy it. It makes me feel good inside. My Mom was and still is my greatest influence. When friends and family members tell me "this tastes just like Mom's" I know I did a good job.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are candies, desserts and jellies and butters.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite cooking tradition would have to be at Christmas time. I dive into all my candy recipes and I make lots of jellies and butters to pass out as Christmas gifts. My Husband is right by my side every step of the way. He's a big help.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumph was the first Thanksgiving that my stuffing came out tasting just like Mom's!!!
My cooking tragedies
Do I have to tell?!?!? LOL This would be when I was 10. My Mom went into the hospital for emergency surgery and I had to make dinner for my Dad, 6 brothers and 1 sister. My noodles came out like glue. They could be picked up in one clump with a fork. That was 30 years ago and I'm reminded of it on a regular basis even now. Hehehe !!!