I used to enjoy baking best, and cooking was often times just trying to get food on the table for hungry children - however now that our home is an empty nest my husband and I are learning to cook together. We are constantly on a quest for creating the best dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Welsh pasties, Beef Wellington, > I love trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always decorate and use our best china and silver for each holiday and make it really special. We have certain recipes that we love for each event. Oyster stew for Christmas eve, A James Beard recipe for Coffee cake baked in a heart-shaped pan for Valentine breakfast.
My cooking triumphs
My husband and I are constantly entertaining it is nothing for us to have 20-40 people over at one time......the timing of finishing everything at once is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Not adapting recipes for high altitude. I've ruined many baked goods not doing this. Also, I made a standing molded sheep cake for my daughters birthday when she was 4 years-old. I was decorating it as the guests were coming in the front door and the head fell off. I took the crumbs and a bit of icing and molded a new head and frosted it.