I love my family and I love to entertain. Nothing pleases me more than when someone asks me for the recipe!
My favorite things to cook
Sweets! God help me! (smile) My preference is to cook from scratch. I find that I enjoy the flavor and the richness of the food much more. I have a sensitive palate and often, I can taste preservatives etc. in processed foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband's side of the family loves to roast a pig for New Year's.
My cooking triumphs
Last year, I started Thanksgiving dinner several days in advance. So, by Turkey day, my family and I just enjoyed eachother!
My cooking tragedies
I rarely used box mixes, and if I do, I NEVER follow the instructions exactly. However, last Dec. I had one on hand and I decided to make my daughter's birthday cake with it. I followed the directions to a "T" and that was the WORSE cake ever! I had even made whipped cream frosting and whipped it by hand! That ended up being about the only part that got eaten! My husband and I still joke about it from time to time!