Both my son and daughter are excellent and creative cooks. When I asked them why (since I am an unenthusiastic cook), they said it was in self-defense. I have a few things I can cook very well but I've cooked them so often, even I'm sick of them. This website stands a chance of turning me into an enthusiastic cook.
My favorite things to cook
Easy, tasteful things
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
I'll have to think about that one.
My cooking tragedies
In 1969, I tried to make bread from scratch for the first time. Our little apt never got very warm in October in Michigan so it wouldn't raise. My new husband was going to come home in a little while and stupidly I thought he'd be disappointed so I went into the back yard and buried it. The sun came out and when my husband came home, I heard him call to me, "You've got to see this! There's a giant mushroom in the backyard". You got it: The sun made it raise. Now my Grandsons are hearing about Grandma's Buried Mushroom Bread.