I am a mother and grandmother, and when I was 52, my husband and I bought an inn and moved from Cols. OH to Durango, CO. I cooked breakfast for about 26 people every day in season (May-Oct and all holidays). This definitely expanded my cooking skills. We sold this Inn after 5 years and built a house with a fabulous view of the La Plata mountains.
My favorite things to cook
I try to keep things healthy, so whole grains and fruits and vegetables are very important. We love spicy foods and ethnic cooking. I love curry and continue to experiment with different flavors
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was a fabulous cook and I'd love to have more of her recipes. She made an apple streusel that was out of this world. She would roll the pastry dough over the kitchen table 'til it covered it like a tablecloth and then filled and rolled it.
My cooking tragedies
Burning about 3 lbs. of bacon as I was cooking for an inn full of wedding guests. I forgot to set the timer and was distracted until I saw the smoke coming out of the oven. We did thick-slice bacon, brushed with maple syrup and covered in cracked pepper. What a mess!