I have two beautiful daughters that I just adore. Both of them think that I am the "world's best cook". My mother raised my brother, sister and me on her own while going to college and working. I started cooking dinner for us when I was about twelve. My mother still jokes about wondering what kind of concoction I would have on the table that night.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about any thing but my favorite areas are grilling and baking. I had always been nervous about baking until about ten years ago when I purchased a catering business. Since then I have been baking up a storm. My favorites are cookies and breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family tradition is my grandmother's holiday cheesecake. Her recipe is not the baked type but rather a light and fluffy cheescake. Oh, how I looked forward to that after a big dinner. Now that she is gone, I have become the family cheescake maker, which is somewhat fitting as I am my grandmother's namesake.
My cooking triumphs
The most triumphant experience I have had was feeding over 700 people, split between five parties, all in one day. Of course, I could not have done it without the assistance of my wonderful staff.
My cooking tragedies
Ok, so I had to nail a red velvet cake to a tree once. But the bad thing about it was the fact that even the squirrels wouldn't eat it.