I'm a retired lady from the communications industry. I'm enjoying my time now, having just taken up scrapbooking. I don't get as fancy as some though. I'm finally getting around to putting the hundreds of family photos in order.
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna - I do make a mean lasagna. Sometimes I substitute cottage cheese for Ricotta (which goes against my Italian grandfather's grain) and my family likes it even better--I like both.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh, my family just couldn't have Thanksgiving AND Christmas without turkey..personally I'd rather have Ham on Christmas. And we have to have the same side dishes and I'd love to try new ones but every time I do--I really get it. My favorite desserts are Strawberry shortcake and Coconut Cake....yum, yum!
My cooking triumphs
I had some friends over one night and made roast chicken, fresh corn pudding, asparagus casserole and potato casserole and it turned out great--everybody loved it. I still remember that night...friends, family, what could be better?
My cooking tragedies
I'll never forget the first roast (with wine) I made for some friends when I was first married. It tasted terrible and was tough as nails. I used cooking wine first of all, which I know now not to ever do, and I know now better how to pick out a proper piece of meat. Never scrimp on the quality of the meat!!