Mom of four;former corporate trainer for a restaurant chain, now a stay at home Mom who does in home infant care;bibliophile and antiquarian book collector;love classic rock, ambient, cIassicaI music, foIk, americana, roots...
My favorite things to cook
I love "family meals" and so I love to prepare the recipes that have been passed down to me from my Grandma Rasey, and my Mom. I love classic southern cooking, using vintage recipes,mexican, ItaIian and others.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone in the kitchen! Kids all watching, playing with the left over dough and arguing over who gets to lick the bowl, spoon or spatula, whose turn is it to stir...the men watching or jumping in, sisters and such cleaning as we go, arguing over the preparation, laughing...controlled chaos!
My cooking triumphs
I made my sisters Wedding cake, from scratch, 3 years ago!
My cooking tragedies
Accidentally using twice the required amountof butter in a homemade danish recipe; using a very inexpensive ( and now I know why!) granular corn based sugar substitute to make fudge: The fudgeg never would set!; Deciding to roast chestnuts in the fireplace. I neglected to peirce the skins, and they exploded. Nut meat everywhere!