My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking breads, cakes, pies and cobblers. I also enjoy many multi-cultural flavors. I love making dinner party foods and am always open to new flavors and recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My daughter and I have a tradition that just started with our mutual love of Snow Crab legs. We live about six to seven hours apart and when we get together, we like a nice bottle of champagne and crab legs! It just makes our visits special to us. It makes this time just ours, and lets us know the connection is truly a celebration of our love.
My cooking triumphs
I have won prizes for baking cakes. I now judge these items, so I am not prone to be an entrant. Just feeding people who state their appreciation for what I have provided makes me most happy. Food is what I connect to offering love to those who matter to me. I also love putting up jams, jellies and pickles.
My cooking tragedies
Central Texas is hot in Summer. A friend and I decided we should try to make Danish Pastry....BAD idea in July! We worked so hard for a couple of days buttering and folding this pastry, only to find we had made Danish Bricks! That was thirty years ago, and still I have not tried again making Danish Pastry. I think cold granite and living in West Texas might help get it right! Bakeries are just sooooo handy!!!