I cook for my family and friends. Wednesday girls over and ladies lunch four times a year are my favorite times to throw something new and delicious into the gathering and celebrations.
My favorite things to cook
Appetizers, one dish meals, soups, greens, pasta,
biscotti, short bread cookies, pina colad granola, quiche...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffed grape leaves for my men when they are good.
Gluten and sugar free birthday cake for my daughter.
Gelato for friends in the summer.
Mini brownies for two little grandchildren.
Sweet potato casserole every Thanksgiving.
Family tamales at Christmas.
Pecan pie bars and shortbread cookies bakery style.
Pulled pork in a thermos for boating and desert riding.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking for a big crowd at church luncheons and Thanksgiving.
Risotto and perfect polenta.
The aforementioned gluten and sugar free cake for daughter. Used WS Oreo cookie pan. She loved it!
Mastering Gelato and Fresh nectarine ice cream old fashioned style.
My cooking tragedies
Gnocchi that completely disappeared in the cooking water while guests awaited dinner.
What else! burnt garlic bread.
Balsamic glaze cooking too long it stuck so much I threw pan out.