Love trying new recipes, especially those that are nutritional, tasty and healthy.
My favorite things to cook
Slow cooking is great; kitchen heats up less plus little time spent on my feet - the rewards are great. Testing/making cinnamon/pecan roll recipes. Trying other cooks recipes, with my variations.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Following in Mom's footsteps: baking mega Christmas cookies with family for family, friends and acquaintances. Making her 'famous' Crumb Cake recipe, especially on her birthdays.
My cooking triumphs
Having my family eat everything on their plate, which might consist of a new recipe with changes or self-made gulosh (throw everything in, but the kitchen sink).
My cooking tragedies
Without realizing it, I found how to bake "rocks" to paint for Christmas/seasonal gifts. When a biscuit/roll recipe called for all-purpose floor, I used only whole wheat flour. During process of making, I had great difficulty rolling out the dough. The test came after baking "my" recipe - it tasted yucky! A family member reminded me (after I made the mess) that whole wheat is more fibrous than AP flour. So either add more liquid or use half and half flour!!