I live in a beautiful lake-resort community in Pennsylvania. We are extremely happy here!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any but hope to build them as I grow into cooking. I wish I had learned how my mother made some things before she died.
My cooking triumphs
So far, they have been things I have made from this website. It is so great having the ability to see how recipes can be modified from experienced cooks. I think my best recipes have been the chicken pot pie and the chicken cordon bleu. They both turned out excellent.
My cooking tragedies
Although, not a total loss, I took the advice from many cooks during a Thanksgiving meal with my mother to cook the turkey upside-down on its breasts. Well, I figured I needed to turn it right-side-up again before it was finished cooking and I dropped the entire thing...pan and all. It was everywhere. Thankfully, though, I didn't sustain any burns; that could have been really tragic.