My favorite family cooking traditions
My family owned several restaurant's, when I was growing up so I feel like I grew up helping in a big busy kitchen. Almost everyday, from middle school through high school, I would go work in the kitchen after school(I made and ate a lot of Philly cheese steak sandwiches those days!). Anyway, it was usually cutting and chopping but you can learn a lot from being around people who know how to cook! Every Saturday, Momma would bake cheesecakes for the restaurants and my sister and I would help too. I particularly love baking probably because of the female fellowship shared on those Saturdays.
My cooking triumphs
I feel my cakes are always a triumph. I love baking cakes! I am so proud of my children's birthday cakes every year. There are so many creative ways to cut and frost a cake, and I am always delighted by their beauty, taste, and texture.
My cooking tragedies
For some reason, I often burn the bread! I'm so busy juggling all the things simmering and browning on the stove, plus all the commotion of the table being set, I often don't focus on that aspect. If we eat rolls at all, we've learned to eat them brown!