I love trying new recipes and experimenting with ones I have. My first cake I baked as a girl, (with a mix!) our dog wouldn't even eat! Over the years I have gotten a whole lot better and have been known for my great cookies and cakes.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies and breads and trying new recipes using common food staples. I will never be known for my exotic dishes, but good old home-style cooking is my niche.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Thanksgiving, I love making Pa. Dutch potato filling, dried corn, and cranberry relish. Christmas finds me baking cookies that have been family favorites for generations like my paternal grandmother's raisin-filled cookies and my maternal grandmother's sand tarts. Since marrying my husband over 40 years ago, I now always bake large batches of his mother's pfefferneusse (pepper nuts), a German spice cookie from the old country.