Although I have been cooking for almost 40 years (self taught) I don't consider myself an expert. I just love to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE soup. I also like to try out new recipes. My husband is my best critic. If something turns out not as well as I would like he doesn't critisize but suggests something could have been better. Then we discuss how to make it better. He is a great help!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. These make me remember my family when I was growing up.
My cooking triumphs
Everyone says they like my spagetti sauce. I never make it the same way twice.
My cooking tragedies
Potato Salad - It either is mashed potato salad or so hard it could be used as a weapon. The first time I made it I didn't know how many potatoes to use. My husband said his mom used five. (There are five in his family) Not only was this the only time it turned out great but I also had enough to feed an army! Gave some to everyone I knew.