My favorite things to cook
pies, canning, grilling, pasta/italian, comfort food, healthy gourmet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
farm food handed down from my grandmother; my mom's manicotti, potato salad and carrot cake; my dad's tamales, french onion soup and eggs benedict.
My cooking triumphs
I created a stuffed pumpkin recipe and served it for a dinner party the first time I made it! Crazy, but it worked!
My cooking tragedies
I didn't allow enough time for a turkey to thaw and had to go buy a fresh one on Thanksgiving day. We had to stop at McDonald's around noon because neither one of us had eaten, and it was about 8 pm before we had turkey. Luckily it was just my best friend and I, and though we were snapping at each other that day, we laugh about it today.