I am a single woman living in a little trailer with a nice yard and garden. I love working in my beds, playing in the dirt and reaping the benefits of organic produce. In my spare time, I cook, read cookbooks, ride bike, listen to books on tape, walk on the beach and visit flea markets and thrift stores for that elusive treasure
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook healthy things and things that I can make a lot of and then freeze for later use. I am into putting things up for the winter and using whatever I can out of my garden and what the good Lord provides for me. I guess my favorite thing to cook is soup and bread. Although a good sweet recipe isnt far behind. :o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom cooked down home flavors...roast chicken with "filling", mashed potatoes and gravy with limas beans cooked to mush loaded with butter. Ahhh those were the days and occasionally I do cook like that to fullfill a "memory" need. Food is associated with fond memories of family gatherings and good times. Moms kitchen filled with the scents of Christmas cookies and coffee.
My cooking triumphs
Learning and being able to put different things together to make something good. Thinking 'hey this tastes good and I bet if I mix it with that, it will be even better'. Having the courage to experiment and allow myself downfalls but learning from those mishaps as well.
My cooking tragedies
Oatmeal raisin/apricot bars. They were HORRIBLE!! Wasnt my recipe, got the recipe out of an "Oats" cookbook...no taste, no good. YUCK! LOL And a cake I made when I first got married, called "wedding cake", it was so lopsided, I dont remember what it tasted like but I do remember my mother in law making such fun of me. I was hurt and never showed her another thing I ever made. Years later, I made cream puffs for a Thanksgiving gathering, by this time I was a much more accomplished cook, still, she brought up that lopsided cake and as suredly as I sit here, not one of those cream puffs (albeit my hubby and myself) were eaten. We took them back home and enjoyed them with tea and a good movie...their loss. LOL :o) Ahhh, those were the days. Tragedies turn into triumphs, never stop trying!!