I live in America's heartland in a rural area, where it's still an honor to be considered a good cook. Our meals are the cement that hold our family together, and I love providing delicious meals for both immediate and extended family..and passing that pleasure to my son and daughter, who both enjoy cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Wow..hard to pick. I love making my signature cresent rolls, trying new recipes, pies, desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I pretty much make two variations of meals when having large family get-togethers, and I love the tradition of each dish that is included..the meal wouldn't be right without each one. Each Christmas for probably the last twenty five years, I've made gift bags to give to family and friends, and include my Grandma's pumpkin bread every year although the other components have changed over time.
My cooking triumphs
Thankfully, lots, but I guess most recently, producing a perfectly cooked Prime Rib that all my family declared the best they've ever had, and we've eaten some great Prime Rib!
My cooking tragedies
Ok..so when I was newly married, we asked my brother-in-law to dinner, and just as he walked in the door I was taking the delicious looking, bubbling hot lasagna out of the oven; burned myself, somehow FLIPPED the lasagna over into the hot oven and on the door, searing the whole mess into my oven...we went out to eat. ;>(