Wife, Mother, Grandmother (6 grandsons), retired and loving all my "options" and spending time in the kitchen for fun rather than up against the clock, checking the block for meals.
My favorite things to cook
Hands down, cakes & cookies. Love to bake!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandsons come to my house to bake Christmas cookies each year. The oldest are now high schoolers, and they still like to do this. I put them into teams, and their natural competitive edge makes it fun.
My cooking triumphs
dinner celebrations (birthday/holidays) - cakes are my first love; cookies next. Best cake so far, Chocolate Cake from Southern Living Cookbook. To die for!
My cooking tragedies
My mother & I made a strawberry cake that it now affectionately called our "cake wreck". Started out as triple layer, when 1 layer fell onto the floor in pieces. Then there were 2. The icing was a mess, but we still garnished it with strawberries. It slipped around, but we served it, and the taste was wonderful. We still laugh at the thought!