Our two children are grown and live away. We have two beautiful granddaughters. My mother taught me to sew when I was in 7th grade and I've sewn ever since. I love to quilt, and enjoy scrapbooking. Novels by Nora Roberts and Maeve Benchy are my favorites.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking simple foods and especially enjoy cooking for company. I've mastered light cooking to the point that it tastes wonderful and looks just as good. My husband and I prefer to eat at home because my light cooking is so good - out it's bland and colorless. I enjoy making appetizers and desserts for company.
My favorite family cooking traditions
From the time our son was 18 months old, in 1970, we have had beef and chicken fondue on Christmas eve. I make a blue cheese sauce and a bernaise sauce. A friend at that time gave me recipes she got for the sauces in Germany. Our grown kids still expect that when they come home.
My cooking triumphs
Probably my appetizer/dessert parties. I love making things up and they go over great. and I make the best homemade salad dressing - no recipe. Just some of this and some of that.
My cooking tragedies
While in church I put a casserole in the oven on the timer to go on and off - it didn't go off. We had a black casserole and ate out of the middle. AND when we got home, we had to open all the windows in the house to let the smoke out. VERY embarrasing since it was for my husbands favorite college professor several years before.