I'm a pianist, an artist, an expert in several types of needlework, a writer, a gardener, and a great cook!
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods - breads, cakes, cookies - and I'm famous among friends and family as an excellent pie maker. I also love to try vegetarian recipes, as I prefer to eat very little meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Special foods, particularly at Christmas, that have become traditional.
My cooking triumphs
Just the compliments and kudos from family and friends. I've never entered any contests or fairs, although I've considered it - and would like to someday! I did send in recipes to a newspaper column years ago after I was first married, that were published with many favorable comments.
My cooking tragedies
None stand out in my mind, but there have been many times that I've turned on the oven, supposedly for only a few seconds to warm the oven while bread was raising, but forgetting the oven was on because I was chatting on the phone, or became occupied with something else - the result being that the rising dough was ruined! A glass casserole dish full of our dinner broke in the oven once while it was baking, and of course it all had to be thrown out.