Married, 3 grown sons and 4 grandsons. I grew up on a farm in the midwest, so my cooking style leans toward home-cooked comfort foods. I love to cook, but with a job helping my son manage his fast-paced pizza shop, I'm too busy or too tired to do the cooking I used to do. I love trying new recipes. My youngest son is a chef, so I often turn to him for advice and suggestions on new dishes and methods. He's really helped me to become more adventuresome with my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love to bake. My recipe box is probably at least 1/2 full of cookie recipes because I'm a cookie nut. As for meals, I like dishes that are one-pot meals because of my hectic schedule nowadays. I'll try cooking just about anything when the mood strikes me, so I don't know if I actually have a favorite thing to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My very favorite cooking tradition is Scottish. My husband moved here from Scotland, so I've spent a lot of time learning to cook his favorite dishes from back home. Every year, we celebrate Burns Night in January. Robert Burns was a famous poet from Scotland, and Scottish people everywhere celebrate his birthday with traditional foods and festivities. I make an entire meal of Scottish foods and desserts, we dress up in the kilts, and have a great time with our family and friends.